CRS Flood Facts & Elevation Certificates

 

PROPOSED FLOOD MAP CHANGES

Before these determinations, shown on the preliminary FIRM, are effective and/or adopted there is a 90 day period provided for appeals which begins

February 22, 2017 and ends May 22, 2017.

NOTE: If a property in which you are interested is in one of the incorporated cities or towns you can still use the portal, below, to access flood information regarding your property; however, you will need to contact your city or town hall if you have concerns. 

Click on the pdf map below of the area you live in. Zoom in to locate your property and follow the following:

Areas outlined in BLUE – please go to the portal for the details: http://portal.nwfwmdfloodmaps.com/ and if you have any concerns please contact the jurisdictional city or town hall

YELLOW - the subject property is being taken out of a flood zone

ORANGE - the property is currently in a flood zone and will remain in a flood zone, but the designation and/or base flood elevation (BFE) may have changed - please go to the portal for the details: http://portal.nwfwmdfloodmaps.com/

RED - the property has been designated as being in a flood zone, please go to the portal for the details: http://portal.nwfwmdfloodmaps.com/

PINK – these are areas within Zone X that have a 0.2% probability of flooding every year and are also known as the "500-year floodplain". While properties in X0.2%  are considered to be at moderate risk of flooding under the National Flood Insurance Program, flood insurance is not required for properties in this zone, and local floodplain zoning ordinances do not apply.  However, some lending institutions may require flood insurance.  Please go to the portal for additional information: http://portal.nwfwmdfloodmaps.com/  

NO COLOR - the property is in a zone X and will remain in a zone X (no change)

If the property with which you are interested is within the unincorporated area, the Board of County Commissioners has designated the Okaloosa County Growth Management Department as the central location to receive appeals from property owners in the unincorporated area of the County.  Appeals and supporting scientific and technical information as required by FEMA (go to http://portal.nwfwmdfloodmaps.com/meetingdocuments.html and click on the “Property Owner Appeal Petition Direction and Form” link for details) should be sent to:

Okaloosa County Growth Management Department

1250 N. Eglin Parkway

Shalimar, FL  32579

 

Appeals and supporting scientific and technical information regarding properties in the unincorporated area may also be emailed to the County’s Planning Coordinator, Sherry Reed, at the following address: sreed@co.okaloosa.fl.us .

 

 

PDF MAPS

NORTH COUNTY

LAUREL HILL

CITY OF CRESTVIEW

GARDEN CITY AUBURN SLIVER SPRINGS

YELLOW BLUFF DORCAS DEERLAND

DORCAS SOUTH OF I-10

ESCAMBIA FARMS-BLACKMAN-BLACK WATER STATE FORREST 

BAKER-HOLT-MILLIGAN

SOUTH OF I-10-BAKER-HOLT-MILLIGAN

SOUTH COUNTY

CITY OF VALPARAISO

WEST NICEVILLE

EAST NICEVILLE

BLUEWATER BAY

OCEAN CITY WRIGHT

DONS POQUITO CHULA VISTA BAYOUS

OCEAN CITY

TOWN OF SHALIMAR & (UNINCORPORATED) 

MARY ESTHER (UNINCORPORATED) 

CITY OF FWB-TOWN OF CINCO BAYOU

CITY OF MARY ESTHER

CITY OF DESTIN & UNINCORPORATED DESTIN

OKALOOSA ISLAND

If you have any questions/or how to use the portal call 651-7523

 


FloodSmart.Gov - The official site of the NFIP

 

Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act
Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 Fact Sheet
Impact of changes to the NFIP - What to expect
Floodplain Management Quick Guide
CRS Flood Facts
Elevation Certificates

Flood Mitigation Guide
CRS_NFIP info
Flood Safety

 

Flood Protection Information

Above the Flood - Elevating Your Flood prone House FEMA-347-2000
Answers to Questions About the National Flood Insurance Program FEMA-084-2011
Coastal Construction Manual FEMA-55-2011
Elevated Residential Structures FEMA-54-1984
Mitigation of Flood and Erosion Damage to Residential Buildings in Coastal Areas FEMA-257-1994
Protecting Building Utilities From Flood Damage FEMA-P-348-1999
Protecting Floodplain Resources FEMA-268-1996
Protecting Manufactured Homes from Floods and Other Hazards FEMA-P-85-2009
Reducing Damage from Localized Flooding FEMA-511-2005

 

Additional Resources

 

April 2015 Program Changes Affecting Flood Insurance Premiums
Community Rating System
FloodSmart
FEMA Map Center
Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014
Florida Floodplain Managers Association (FFMA)
Association of State Floodplain Managers Association (ASFPM)