Flood Protection Information
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Labels are provided on the map to describe which flood zone each property lies within. Properties shown in red are VE zones, while properties in blue are AE zones. Please note, if your property lies within 2 or more flood zones, the more restrictive applies. VE is more restrictive than AE, and a higher number is more restrictive than a lower number.
Simulated cost of flood related damage – FloodSmart Link
One Step Flood Risk Profile – FloodSmart Link
Hurricane Season IS Flood Season – FloodSmart Link
Flood Insurance Agent Locator – FloodSmart Link
The City of Bonita Springs is a participant in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) so as to ensure compliant floodplain management measures to provide protection for the residents of the City of Bonita Springs and by agreeing to enforce floodplain regulations, flood insurance becomes available to residents and property owners in the City. For more information, please refer to Ordinance 08-17.
FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) – FEMA Link
Who Needs Them and Why? – FEMA Link
Copies of existing Elevation Certificates are available for download – Community Development
2015 Elevation Certificate and Instructions – Community Development
Elevation Certificates are very helpful and are used for 2 main reasons:
1) Community Development staff uses elevation certificates to ensure that new construction or substantial improvements to property are compliant with floodplain regulations for minimum building elevation to or above the required Base Flood Elevation.
2) The insurance industry uses elevation certificates to rate your structure for flood insurance. Generally speaking, for each 1 foot above the required Base Flood Elevation your home or business is elevated, you will see a corresponding decrease of nearly 50% in your annual flood insurance premiums. Conversely, for each foot below BFE, your rates will double. Elevating your home can be costly, but this explanation shows how you can save a lot of money in annual flood insurance premiums, while having a safer home or business to enjoy.
Lee County Public Shelters – Lee County Link
Why Elevation is Important – YouTube
Storm Surge Resources – NOAA Hurricane Center
Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Program – FEMA
FloodSmart Oficial Site – FloodSmart.gov
Flood Preparation Safety Brochure – FloodSmart Link
Information on warning, safety, evacuation, and other topics:
LEE COUNTY EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER
Information about flood warning, safety and evacuation
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