Getting Ready for the Rainy Season
City Encourages Community to Know Your Floodzone and Completes Preparations
Boca Raton, FL – The City of Boca Raton is encouraging residents and business owners to Know Your Floodzone - to increase flood hazard awareness and protection for properties. A large portion of the City lies in the special flood hazard area as determined by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), making early flood education and action a priority before the start of the rainy season on May 15, 2023.
Know Your Floodzone for Residents and Businesses
It's never too late or too early to consider insuring a property against flood damage. Through the City’s Development Services Department and the Floodplain Management Program, the community has access to a complete Know Your Floodzone guide on the City’s website at www.myboca.us/flood, or by calling the Department at 561-393-7792. Information available on the site includes:
- Flood zone designations
- FEMA maps
- Flood protection and mitigation
- Flood insurance information
- Facts about flooding and other resources
The City’s Municipal Services Department continually works to keep drainage areas and streets clear and free from flooding. Through a combination of routine inspections, maintenance, and resident concerns, the City determines what, if any, drainage improvements are necessary. Improvements can include regrading of swales, drainage pipe replacement and more.
- The City recently completed two drainage improvement projects along Forsyth Street and NE 37th Street.
- Two additional projects on NW 7th Street and NW 4th Street were also completed through City contractors.
Residents, visitors, and businesses can report flooding, blocked drains, or other concerns using the City’s MyBoca app. Reported issues are sent to the department/division who will perform the work, and status updates on the progress of the request will be provided.