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.
- Community Rating System
- Building Requirements
- FEMA Flood Zone Maps
- Know Your Evacuation Zone
- County Flood Map Interactive Application
- Additional Documents & Resources
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Homeowners insurance excludes coverage for floods.
- Insure Your Property
- Monroe County Emergency Management Preparedness
- Monroe County Emergency Management Flood Awareness
- Monroe County Emergency Management Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP)
- National Weather Service
Learn Mitigation Options and Strategies
Protect Our Environment
If you see illegal development in the floodplains, report the issue immediately.
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.
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