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Flood Information

Contact Information: (727) 942-5604, 324 East Pine St, Fax (727) 943-4651, Email: dsinfo@ctsfl.us

Resident   Flood   Prevention   Planning   Questionnaire :      To   report   flooding   issues   or   concerns,   please   complete   this   questionnaire.     Complete the questionnaire online  or obtain a hard copy at the Tarpon Springs Library or City Hall.

FEMA FIRM Updates

The   Federal   Emergency   Management Agency   (FEMA)   has   advised   Pinellas   County   that   it's   Flood   Insurance   Rate   Maps   (FIRMs)   are   being revised   and   preliminary   maps   will   be   available   soon.   These   new   maps   are   based   on   revised   coastal   flood   modeling   and   may   affect owners   of   properties   susceptible   to   flooding   from   the   Gulf,   Tampa   Bay,   and   inland   areas   near   waterways   connected   to   the   Gulf   or Bay.  Link to Pinellas County FEMA FIRM Updates. FEMA   National   Flood   Insurance   Program   (NFIP)   flood   hazard   mapping   is   the   basis   for   local   and   federal   development   regulations   and flood   insurance   requirements.   Flood   hazard   mapping   in   Pinellas   County   was   last   completed   in   2009.   The   flood   hazard   mapping process   was   last   completed   for   Pinellas   County   in   2009.   The   process   usually   takes   several   years   to   complete   and   includes   the following steps: Data collection and flood modeling Development of draft working maps Release of Preliminary maps for community review An appeal and resolution period Final adoption of the new Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) and Flood Insurance Study (FIS) In   2012,   FEMA   began   a   coastal   flood   risk   study   affecting   Pinellas,   Pasco,   Hillsborough,   Manatee,   Citrus,   and   Hernando   Counties. Newer   technology   is   being   used   in   this   study   to   map   the   effects   of   high   water   combined   with   wind   driven   wave   action.      The   new flood   hazard   mapping   information   will   be   made   available   to   the   public   on   the   Pinellas   County   Map   Service   Center   once   FEMA provides   the   Preliminary   maps   to   the   County.   During   the   90-day   appeal   period   after   the   Preliminary   maps   are   provided,   the   County, municipalities,   and   citizens   may   review   and   appeal   or   comment   on   the   proposed   flood   hazard   information   shown   on   the   Preliminary FIRM   and/or   FIS   report.   Public   meetings   will   be   held   in   affected   areas.   Pinellas   County   will   perform   an   independent   review   of   the mapping   information   and   provide   any   comments   to   FEMA.   FEMA   requires   submittal   of   scientific   or   technical   data   that   proves   the flood hazard information is shown in error to support an appeal. After   appeals   have   been   resolved   and   the   appeal   period   ends,   FEMA   will   issue   Letters   of   Final   Determination   (LFDs)   which   will   make the   updated   flood   hazard   information   final.   Affected   communities   must   then   adopt   the   revised   FIRM   and   update   their   floodplain management   ordinances   to   comply   with   Federal   and   State   standards.   Communities   will   have   6   months   to   comply,   after   which,   flood insurance   will   be   required   for   properties   that   have   a   mortgage   with   a   federally   regulated   or   insured   lender   and   are   shown   on   the FIRM   in   a   regulated   flood   zone   or   Special   Flood   Hazard Area   (SFHA)   .   Flood   insurance   policies   on   properties   affected   by   a   flood   zone and/or Base Flood Elevation (BFE) change will be adjusted to reflect rates associated with the changes as well.   To learn more about this FEMA FIRM update and coastal flood risk study process, please visit FEMA Information for West Florida . General questions regarding this in-progress coastal flood risk study can be addressed to the FEMA staff listed below. Mark     A.     Vieira,     Coastal     Flood     Risk     Study     Lead     and     Production     and     Technical     Services     Program     Manager, mark.vieira@fema.dhs.gov Henrietta Williams, Risk Communications Specialist for Florida and Mississippi, henrietta.williams@fema.dhs.gov In   addition   to   accessing   FIRM   information,   the   Pinellas   County   Map   Service   Center    also   contains   information   and   mapping   for   the following topics:   •        General Introduction •        FEMA FIRM - Print your FIRM •        Flood Hazard Area •        County Flood Hazard Area •        Elevation Certificates •        Storm Surge 2016 •        Projection of Sea Level Rise in the Tampa Bay Region •        Natural Floodplains •        Current Coastal & Riverine Water Levels •        Coastal Transects •        LOMAs/LOMRs •        National Wetlands Inventory & Wetlands Mapper   For any information regarding the use of the Pinellas County Map Service Center, you can access the County’s Help Link on the site or call 727-464-7700. You may also contact Megan Araya, CFM at the City of Tarpon Springs Building Department at 727-942-5604 or email maraya@ctsfl.us with questions you may have about flood risk, flood insurance, and flood zones.

Elevation Certificates

The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Elevation Certificate (EC) (FEMA form 086-0-33) is an administrative tool of the NFIP which is to be used to provide elevation information necessary to ensure compliance with community floodplain management ordinances, to determine the proper insurance premium rate, or support a request for a Letter of Map Amendment (LOMA) or a Letter of Map Amendment based on fill (LOMR-F). Who Needs an Elevation Certificate and Why Currently Used Elevation Certificate and Instructions See if your address has an Elevation Certificate on File with the City of Tarpon Springs If you would like to submit an elebation certificate to keep on file in City records, please submit it to Megan Araya at maraya@ctsfl.us or call 727-942-5604.

Homeowners Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014

The Homeowners Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014 repeals and modifies certain provisions of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act, which was enacted in 2012, and makes additional program changes to other aspects of the program not covered by that Act. Many provisions of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act remain and are still being implemented. Homeowners Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014 - FEMA  Homeowners Flood Insurance Affordability Act Fact Sheet

Biggert Waters Insurance Reform Act of 2012

The Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 is a law passed by Congress and signed by the President in 2012 that extends the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) for five years, while requiring significant program reform. This document provides a timeline of significant changes to the program as well as who is affected by them, what will happen and why it is changing.  Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 - FEMA  Impact Sheet

National Flood Insurance Program

The National Flood Insurance Program aims to reduce the impact of flooding on private and public structures. It does so by providing affordable insurance to property owners, renters and businesses and by encouraging communities to adopt and enforce floodplain management regulations. These efforts help mitigate the effects of flooding on new and improved structures. Overall, the program reduces the socio-economic impact of disasters by promoting the purchase and retention of general risk insurance, but also of flood insurance, specifically. For more information, visit www.FloodSmart.gov. Changes to the National Flood Insurance Program – What to Expect National Flood Insurance Programs and Regulations Answers to Questions About the National Flood Insurance Program Why Do I need Flood Insurance? (In Spanish) Most Homeowners Insurance Does Not Cover Flooding (In Spanish) What You Need to Know about Federal Disaster Assistance and National Flood Insurance Flood Insurance Claims Handbook  (In Spanish) NFIP Desk Reference Guide for State Insurance Commissioners and Others Sign up for NFIP E-Mail Updates

Resources

Streets and Stormwater Department Storm Savvy Flier Repetitive Loss Area Analysis (RLAA) Local Mitigation Strategy (LMS) Emergency Management Information STORM DEBRIS COLLECTION GUIDELINES DISASTER ASSISTANCE FOR BUSINESSES DAMAGE ASSESSMENT AND BUSINESS RECOVERY Evacuation Map of Tarpon Springs Evacuation Map of Pinellas County and Shelter Details Information Map Changes and Flood Insurance: What Property Owners Need to Know Frequently Asked Questions Overview of Flood Hazard Mapping Updates Pinellas County Press Release: FEMA Updating Flood Insurance Rate Maps

Contact Your Representatives

U. S. Senate U. S. House of Representatives Pinellas County Delegation  
City of Tarpon Springs
Copyright © 2015 City of Tarpon Springs. All rights registered

Flood Information

Contact Information: (727) 942-5604,

324 East Pine St, Fax (727) 943-4651,

Email: dsinfo@ctsfl.us

Resident   Flood   Prevention   Planning   Questionnaire :     To     report     flooding     issues     or     concerns,     please complete     this     questionnaire.          Complete     the questionnaire   online    or   obtain   a   hard   copy   at   the Tarpon Springs Library or City Hall.

FEMA FIRM Updates

The   Federal   Emergency   Management   Agency   (FEMA) has   advised   Pinellas   County   that   it's   Flood   Insurance Rate   Maps   (FIRMs)   are   being   revised   and   preliminary maps   will   be   available   soon.   These   new   maps   are based   on   revised   coastal   flood   modeling   and   may affect   owners   of   properties   susceptible   to   flooding from   the   Gulf,   Tampa   Bay,   and   inland   areas   near waterways   connected   to   the   Gulf   or   Bay.      Link   to Pinellas County FEMA FIRM Updates. FEMA   National   Flood   Insurance   Program   (NFIP)   flood hazard   mapping   is   the   basis   for   local   and   federal development      regulations      and      flood      insurance requirements.    Flood    hazard    mapping    in    Pinellas County   was   last   completed   in   2009. The   flood   hazard mapping    process    was    last    completed    for    Pinellas County   in   2009.   The   process   usually   takes   several years to complete and includes the following steps: Data collection and flood modeling Development of draft working maps Release    of    Preliminary    maps    for    community review An appeal and resolution period Final   adoption   of   the   new   Flood   Insurance   Rate Maps (FIRMs) and Flood Insurance Study (FIS) In    2012,    FEMA    began    a    coastal    flood    risk    study affecting    Pinellas,    Pasco,    Hillsborough,    Manatee, Citrus,   and   Hernando   Counties.   Newer   technology   is being   used   in   this   study   to   map   the   effects   of   high water   combined   with   wind   driven   wave   action.      The new   flood   hazard   mapping   information   will   be   made available   to   the   public   on   the   Pinellas   County   Map Service   Center   once   FEMA   provides   the   Preliminary maps   to   the   County.   During   the   90-day   appeal   period after   the   Preliminary   maps   are   provided,   the   County, municipalities,   and   citizens   may   review   and   appeal or     comment     on     the     proposed     flood     hazard information   shown   on   the   Preliminary   FIRM   and/or FIS   report.   Public   meetings   will   be   held   in   affected areas.   Pinellas   County   will   perform   an   independent review   of   the   mapping   information   and   provide   any comments    to    FEMA.    FEMA    requires    submittal    of scientific   or   technical   data   that   proves   the   flood hazard   information   is   shown   in   error   to   support   an appeal. After   appeals   have   been   resolved   and   the   appeal period    ends,    FEMA    will    issue    Letters    of    Final Determination   (LFDs)   which   will   make   the   updated flood       hazard       information       final.       Affected communities   must   then   adopt   the   revised   FIRM   and update   their   floodplain   management   ordinances   to comply      with      Federal      and      State      standards. Communities   will   have   6   months   to   comply,   after which,     flood     insurance     will     be     required     for properties   that   have   a   mortgage   with   a   federally regulated   or   insured   lender   and   are   shown   on   the FIRM    in    a    regulated    flood    zone    or    Special    Flood Hazard   Area   (SFHA)   .   Flood   insurance   policies   on properties    affected    by    a    flood    zone    and/or    Base Flood   Elevation   (BFE)   change   will   be   adjusted   to reflect rates associated with the changes as well.   To    learn    more    about    this    FEMA    FIRM    update    and coastal   flood   risk   study   process,   please   visit   FEMA Information for West Florida . General   questions   regarding   this   in-progress   coastal flood   risk   study   can   be   addressed   to   the   FEMA   staff listed below. Mark   A.   Vieira,   Coastal   Flood   Risk   Study   Lead and    Production    and    Technical    Services    Program Manager, mark.vieira@fema.dhs.gov Henrietta      Williams,      Risk      Communications Specialist         for         Florida         and         Mississippi, henrietta.williams@fema.dhs.gov In    addition    to    accessing    FIRM    information,    the Pinellas    County    Map    Service    Center     also    contains information and mapping for the following topics:   •        General Introduction •        FEMA FIRM - Print your FIRM •        Flood Hazard Area •        County Flood Hazard Area •        Elevation Certificates •        Storm Surge 2016 •        Projection of Sea Level Rise in the Tampa Bay Region •        Natural Floodplains •        Current Coastal & Riverine Water Levels •        Coastal Transects •        LOMAs/LOMRs •        National Wetlands Inventory & Wetlands Mapper   For any information regarding the use of the Pinellas County Map Service Center, you can access the County’s Help Link on the site or call 727-464-7700. You may also contact Megan Araya, CFM at the City of Tarpon Springs Building Department at 727-942- 5604 or email maraya@ctsfl.us with questions you may have about flood risk, flood insurance, and flood zones.

Elevation Certificates

The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Elevation Certificate (EC) (FEMA form 086-0-33) is an administrative tool of the NFIP which is to be used to provide elevation information necessary to ensure compliance with community floodplain management ordinances, to determine the proper insurance premium rate, or support a request for a Letter of Map Amendment (LOMA) or a Letter of Map Amendment based on fill (LOMR-F). Who Needs an Elevation Certificate and Why Currently Used Elevation Certificate and Instructions See if your address has an Elevation Certificate on File with the City of Tarpon Springs If you would like to submit an elebation certificate to keep on file in City records, please submit it to Megan Araya at maraya@ctsfl.us or call 727-942- 5604.

Homeowners Flood Insurance

Affordability Act of 2014

The Homeowners Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014 repeals and modifies certain provisions of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act, which was enacted in 2012, and makes additional program changes to other aspects of the program not covered by that Act. Many provisions of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act remain and are still being implemented. Homeowners Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014 - FEMA  Homeowners Flood Insurance Affordability Act Fact Sheet

Biggert Waters Insurance Reform Act

of 2012

The Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 is a law passed by Congress and signed by the President in 2012 that extends the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) for five years, while requiring significant program reform. This document provides a timeline of significant changes to the program as well as who is affected by them, what will happen and why it is changing.  Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 - FEMA  Impact Sheet

National Flood Insurance Program

The National Flood Insurance Program aims to reduce the impact of flooding on private and public structures. It does so by providing affordable insurance to property owners, renters and businesses and by encouraging communities to adopt and enforce floodplain management regulations. These efforts help mitigate the effects of flooding on new and improved structures. Overall, the program reduces the socio-economic impact of disasters by promoting the purchase and retention of general risk insurance, but also of flood insurance, specifically. For more information, visit www.FloodSmart.gov. Changes to the National Flood Insurance Program – What to Expect National Flood Insurance Programs and Regulations Answers to Questions About the National Flood Insurance Program Why Do I need Flood Insurance? (In Spanish) Most Homeowners Insurance Does Not Cover Flooding (In Spanish) What You Need to Know about Federal Disaster Assistance and National Flood Insurance Flood Insurance Claims Handbook  (In Spanish) NFIP Desk Reference Guide for State Insurance Commissioners and Others Sign up for NFIP E-Mail Updates

Resources

Streets and Stormwater Department Storm Savvy Flier Repetitive Loss Area Analysis (RLAA) Local Mitigation Strategy (LMS) Emergency Management Information STORM DEBRIS COLLECTION GUIDELINES DISASTER ASSISTANCE FOR BUSINESSES DAMAGE ASSESSMENT AND BUSINESS RECOVERY Evacuation Map of Tarpon Springs Evacuation Map of Pinellas County and Shelter Details Information Map Changes and Flood Insurance: What Property Owners Need to Know Frequently Asked Questions Overview of Flood Hazard Mapping Updates Pinellas County Press Release: FEMA Updating Flood Insurance Rate Maps

Contact Your Representatives

U. S. Senate U. S. House of Representatives Pinellas County Delegation  
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