Flood Information

What is Floodplain Management?

Floodplain Management is the operation of a community program of corrective and preventative measures for reducing flood damage. These measures take a variety of forms that generally include zoning, subdivision, and/or building requirements; and special purpose floodplain ordinances from Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

floodplainKnow Your Flood Risk:

The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) detailed digital flood hazard maps reflect current flood risks for Pasco County. The latest maps, also referred to as Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) are in a digital format known as Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps (DFIRMs). The DFIRMs, along with the Flood Insurance Study (FIS) (PDF) became effective September 26, 2014, after an 18-month Flood Map Modernization process. The maps illustrate flood hazards throughout the County and are used when determining flood insurance policy rates. Residents and businesses can view the maps to better understand their potential flood risks to help identify steps they may need to take to protect against property damage and loss.

What is Floodproofing?

Floodproofing consists of ways to keep floodwaters away from structures, sites, and building contents or reducing the effects of water entry. The installation of floodproofing can occur during construction of a new building or when an existing building is being repaired, remodeled, or expanded. Floodproofing below the base flood elevation (BFE) in residential buildings is not permitted in the City under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).  Floodproofing is also not permitted in Coastal High Hazard Areas (Zones V, VE, or V1-30).

Using the Limit of Moderate Wave Action (LiMWA) to Build Safer and Stronger Coastal Communities

Please click HERE to view more documents on the Limit of Moderate Wave Action provided by FEMA.

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