Floodplain Management and awareness

Preliminary FEMA Coastal Flood Maps

Review the important preliminary maps. Map changes may impact development standards and future insurance requirements and costs. Staff is reviewing and gathering comments on these maps.

Coastal Hazards and Coastal Mapping

Know Your Flood Hazard

These links include flood-related information on building requirements, flood zones, map links, and safety.

Protect Your Property and Yourself

Homeowners insurance excludes coverage for floods.

Learn Mitigation Options and Strategies

Protect Our Environment

Illegal Activity

If you see illegal development in the floodplains, report the issue immediately.

Stay Informed

Attend the multi-jurisdiction meeting on the Community Rating System Program for Public Information. 

Get a Mobile Flood App on Your Phone

Monroe County's Alert!Monroe uses the Everbridge emergency notification system to alert residents about various emergencies, including severe weather, fires, and flooding. Alert!Monroe can also send routine announcements, such as road closures and water utility maintenance.

Messages will be sent to residents on their preferred contact paths — cell phone, SMS (text), home phone, email, fax, or pager — to ensure real-time access to potentially lifesaving information. Residents listed in the Monroe County public white/yellow page database will be automatically subscribed to alerts by phone, but Everbridge allows citizens to self-register, provide additional contact information, or opt-out.

Tides and Currents

Find out information regarding local tides and currents from NOAA.

Elevation Certificates