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Flood Protection & Disaster Preparation
    Summary

The Village of Palm Springs provides flood protection information.


FEMA flood publications can be found in both the Palm Springs Library and the Planning, Zoning & Building Department.

Additionally, the Planning, Zoning & Building Department staff can provide technical assistance in interpreting the flood maps.

The official web site of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP):

         https://www.floodsmart.gov/floodsmart/

The flood insurance page of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA):

         http://www.fema.gov/national-flood-insurance-program

         Flood Zone Map

         Find My Flood Zone by Address

    Elevation Certificates

Elevation Certificates in the SFHA (Special Flood Hazard Area) from the last year:

42 Andros Road
240 Davis Road
31 Miller Road
3675-3677 Miller Road
3033 S Congress Avenue
3599 S Congress Avenue

A fillable version of the 2015 Elevation Certificate (EC) (
FEMA Form 086-0-33) is available.  The PDF form has been enabled to be filled and saved using Adobe Reader.

Elevation Certificates with photographs are required with all new constructions or additions.

    Flood Protection Information

        Village Flood Protection Newsletter

    Know Your Flood Hazard

Link to Palm Beach County’s Flood Facts web page on Palm Beach County Flooding:

        http://discover.pbcgov.org/publicsafety/dem/Flood/Facts.aspx

Link to Palm Beach County's Local Flooding web page:

        http://discover.pbcgov.org/publicsafety/dem/Flood/Types-Causes-Flooding.aspx

Flood Hazard Excerpt from the University of Florida’s publication for homeowners in Florida:

        Flood Hazard Information from the FL Homeowners Handbook

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   Insure Your Property for the Flood Hazard

Link to the National Flood Insurance Program's official site:

        https://www.floodsmart.gov/floodsmart/

Flood Insurance article from the University of Florida:

        Flood Insurance Guide

    Protect People From the Flood Hazard

        
Village of Palm Springs Roads that frequently flood

Link to the Florida Disaster web page on floods:
        
           http://www.floridadisaster.org/EMTOOLS/Severe/floods.htm

    Protect Your Property From the Flood Hazard

Link to Palm Beach County's Flood Tips web page:

           http://discover.pbcgov.org/publicsafety/dem/Flood/Tips.aspx

    Build Responsibly

Link to flood provisions in the 2014 Florida Building Code:

        http://www.floridadisaster.org/Mitigation/SFMP/Documents/5th%20Ed_FBC_FloodProvisions_070115.pdf

    Protect Natural Floodplain Functions

Link to Miami-Dade County's explanation of the floodplain functions:      

         http://www.miamidade.gov/environment/natural-floodplain-functions.asp

    Information on Warning, Safety and Evacuation When a Flood Threatens

Palm Beach County Information:

        PBC Flood Awareness Directory:

         http://discover.pbcgov.org/publicsafety/dem/Pages/Flood.aspx

        PBC Flood Warning System:

    
         http://discover.pbcgov.org/publicsafety/dem/Flood/Flood-Warning-System.aspx

        PBC Evacuation Information:
    
         Palm Beach County Evacuation Zones Map

        PBC Safety and Recovery Tips:

         http://discover.pbcgov.org/publicsafety/dem/Flood/Safety-Recovery-Tips.aspx

State of Florida Information:


        Florida Division of Emergency Management:


         http://www.floridadisaster.org/index.asp

        Florida’s Severe Weather Awareness Guide:
    
         http://www.floridadisaster.org/swaw/2015/documents/2015%20Guide.pdf

Preparedness Websites:

         Homeowners Guide to Lightning Safety

         Preparing for Disasters in Your Home: What to Buy, What to Skip

         Emergency Preparedness and Pets

         Important Legal Documents for Emergency Preparedness

         Emergency Preparedness for Seniors

         How to Organize and Prepare for Disasters

    Real Time Gage Information and Other Current Conditions to be Aware of

Current Conditions Reported by the South Florida Water Management District:

        SFWMD Real-time Rain Gauges:

         https://www.sfwmd.gov/weather-radar/realtime-gauges/realtime-gauges-24hr

        SFWMD Current Weather Radar:

         https://www.sfwmd.gov/weather-radar/current-weather-conditions

        SFWMD Weather Forecast

         https://www.sfwmd.gov/weather-radar/sfwmd-forecast

        SFWMD Rainfall Estimates

         https://www.sfwmd.gov/weather-radar/rainfall-historical/daily

        SFWMD Home Page (Includes Lake Okeechobee Level)

         https://www.sfwmd.gov/

Current Conditions Reported by the U.S. Geological Survey:

        USGS Current Water Data for Florida

         https://waterdata.usgs.gov/fl/nwis/rt

        USGS Current Streamflow Conditions for Florida

         https://waterdata.usgs.gov/fl/nwis/current/?type=flow&group_key=basin_cd

Current Weather Conditions from National Sources:


        National Weather Service Live Weather Radar:

         http://radar.weather.gov/radar.php?rid=amx

        National Weather Service forecast for South Florida:

         http://www.weather.gov/mfl/