Did You Know?
- Everyone is at risk of flooding, but some properties in Altamonte Springs are at a higher risk than others. Property owners need to know their flood risk, considering previous flood damage, elevations of insurable structures (e.g., houses) and proximity to nearby bodies of water.
- Floods are the most common hazard in the U.S. Most homeowners’ insurance doesn't cover flood damage, but flood insurance is available to everyone regardless of whether you rent, own or have a business.
- Flood insurance is required on any structure that is located in a special flood hazard area and is financed through a federally backed mortgage or loan including conventional home mortgage loans, home improvement loans, construction loans and commercial loans.
- The City's active participation in the Community Rating System (CRS) allows City residents to receive discounts on flood insurance.
- The City is here to help with any questions about flood zones, elevation certificates and on-site recommendations for drainage issues. This information is free to property owners, insurance agents, realtors or anyone interested in flood protection.
Find what you need to know about preventing flooding and flood insurance. To learn more, read Finding Higher Ground: Flood Preparedness & Safety.
The following links provide additional useful information related to flood issues:
Preparing for a Flood
- FEMA - Are You Ready? A Guide to Prepare for Flooding
- Red Cross - General Disaster Preparedness
- Red Cross - Preparedness Fast Facts
Property Protection Measures
City staff is available to offer an initial assessment of existing drainage and stormwater conditions for properties within the City. It is the responsibility of the property owner to execute and maintain desirable stormwater management practices. For guidance on drainage issues, call our office at (407) 571-8607.
- FEMA - Protecting Building Utilities From Flood Damage
- FEMA - Protecting your Property from Flooding
- Institute for Business and Home Safety - Protecting from Water Damage
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) may be able to provide some hazard mitigation funding assistance to you through a variety of programs. FEMA’s programs can help homeowners who may have suffered flood damage or wish to reduce potential long-term risks of future flooding. Learn more by visiting FEMA's website.