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Flood Information

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

Key Information about City of Tarpon Springs Flood Statistics 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. To be informed of the latest flood information updates, please submit your name and email address to: dsinfo@ctsfl.us Flood Awareness Week is March 11 - 17, 2019 Flood Awareness Week Proclamation Local Mitigation Strategy Workshop - Thursday March 21, 2019 6 - 8 pm

FEMA FIRM Updates - New Preliminary Maps Released by FEMA on July 26, 2018

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has advised Pinellas County that it's Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) have been revised and preliminary maps are now available. 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. The preliminary map is available to residents and businesses on the online Flood Map Information Service found at www.pinellascounty.org/flooding . Property owners in unincorporated Pinellas County can call the Flood Information Services hotline at (727) 464-8900 to ask questions and get answers about the new flood map. Property owners within municipal boundaries should call their city. 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 is now available to the public on the Pinellas County Map Service Center . 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 Elevation Certificate Requirements 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

Emergency Management Streets and Stormwater Department Storm Savvy Flier 2018 All Hazard Guide 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 © 2019 City of Tarpon Springs. Accessibility

Flood Information

Contact Information: (727) 942-5604,

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

Email: dsinfo@ctsfl.us

Key Information about City of Tarpon Springs Flood Statistics 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. To be informed of the latest flood information updates, please submit your name and email address to: dsinfo@ctsfl.us Flood Awareness Week is March 11 - 17, 2019 Flood Awareness Week Proclamation Local Mitigation Strategy Workshop - Thursday March 21, 2019 6 - 8 pm

FEMA FIRM Updates - New Preliminary Maps Released by FEMA on

July 26, 2018

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has advised Pinellas County that it's Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) have been revised and preliminary maps are now available. 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. The preliminary map is available to residents and businesses on the online Flood Map Information Service found at www.pinellascounty.org/flooding . Property owners in unincorporated Pinellas County can call the Flood Information Services hotline at (727) 464-8900 to ask questions and get answers about the new flood map. Property owners within municipal boundaries should call their city. 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 is now available to the public on the Pinellas County Map Service Center . 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 Elevation Certificate Requirements 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

Emergency Management Streets and Stormwater Department Storm Savvy Flier 2018 All Hazard Guide 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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