KNOW YOUR FLOOD HAZARD AND WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT
THE FLOOD HAZARD
The City of Niceville is subject to floods, coastal flooding, storm surges and flash flooding, in all seasons of the year. Homes in the City located in a high flood risk area are subject to a 1% annual chance flood event and they have 26% chance of flooding during a 30 year period. Federal regulations mandate these home be covered by flood insurance.
To learn more about the flood hazards in our area or to see if your home is in the regulated floodplain, please contact the City of Niceville administration office at 850-279-6436, extension 1001 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Avoid walking or driving through flood waters.
- Just 6 inches of moving water can knock you down, and 2 feet of water can sweep your vehicle away.
- If there is a chance of flash flooding, move immediately to higher ground. Flash floods are the #1 cause of weather-related deaths in the US.
- If floodwaters rise around your car but the water is not moving, abandon the car and move to higher ground. Do not leave the car and enter moving water.
- Avoid camping or parking along streams, rivers, and creeks during heavy rainfall. These areas can flood quickly and with little warning.
- Visit this site to see what the cost of a flood would be to your property The Cost of Flooding
FLOOD PROTECTION INFORMATION
- Above the Flood: Elevating Your Floodprone House FEMA -347-2000
- Answers to Questions About the National Flood Insurance Program FEMA -084-2011
- Elevated Residential Structures FEMA -54-1984
- Coastal Construction FEMA -55-2011
- Protecting Manufactured Homes from Floods and Other Hazards FEMA -P-85-2009
- Mitigation of Flood and Erosion Damage to Residential Buildings in Coastal Areas FEMA -257-1994
- Protecting Utilities from Flood Damage FEMA -348-1999
- Protecting Floodplain Resources FEMA -268-1996
- Reducing Damage from Localized Flooding FEMA -511-2005