Florida Flood Awareness Week
March 7 -13, 2022
In partnership with the Florida Floodplain Managers Association, the City is urging its residents to learn about flooding in our community in an effort to reduce risk and loss caused by floods.
Did You Know?
- Everyone is at risk of flooding, but some properties in Altamonte Springs are at a higher risk than others. Property owners need to know their flood risk.
- Floods are the most common hazard in the U.S. Most homeowners’ insurance doesn't cover flood damage, but flood insurance is available to everyone regardless of whether you rent, own or have a business.
- Flood insurance is required on any structure that is located in a special flood hazard area and is financed through a federally backed mortgage or loan including conventional home mortgage loans, home improvement loans, construction loans and commercial loans.
- The City's active participation in the Community Rating System (CRS) allows city residents to receive discounts on flood insurance.
- The City is here to help with any questions about flood zones, elevation certificates and on-site recommendations for drainage issues. This information is free to property owners, insurance agents, realtors or anyone interested in flood protection.
Find what you need to know about preventing flooding and flood insurance. To learn more, read Flood Wise: What to Know Before the Waters Rise.
The following links provide additional useful information related to flood issues:
Preparing for a Flood
- FEMA - Are You Ready? A Guide to Prepare for Flooding
- Red Cross - General Disaster Preparedness
- Red Cross - Preparedness Fast Facts
Property Protection Measures
City staff is available to offer an initial assessment of existing drainage and stormwater conditions for properties within the city. It is the responsibility of the property owner to execute and maintain desirable stormwater management practices. For guidance on drainage issues, call our office at (407) 571-8607.
- FEMA - Protecting Building Utilities From Flood Damage
- FEMA - Protecting your Property from Flooding
- Institute for Business and Home Safety - Protecting from Water Damage