Floods are the most common and reoccurring natural disaster in the Sarasota County area as well as the rest of the nation. Being flood smart includes protecting your property before floods occur.
Just because it is not federally required - does not mean that you are safe from flooding.
- Heed evacuation warnings.
- Don’t drive in flooded conditions, turn around don’t drown.
Be sure that major appliances, electric switchboxes, outlets, and heating equipment are well above potential flood levels.