Flood Information

Flood Information Documents

Man Walking Through a Flooded StreetWhat is Floodplain Management?

Floodplain management is the operation of a community program of corrective and preventative measures for minimizing the damaging effects of flooding.  The Floodplain Manager reviews building permits and development applications for compliance with adopted floodplain management regulations and works to maintain and preserve the natural resources as well as reducing property exposure to the effects of flooding. A Floodplain Development Permit is required for all site development.


The Floodplain Management Program aims to protect human life and health, natural resources,  minimize property damage, promote the practice of wise development in areas subject to flooding, and encourage appropriate construction practices to reduce future damage, providing comprehensive emergency preparedness, prevent future displacement from disasters and suffering of its residents by increasing public awareness and implementing the proper programs.  

Important websites 

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Flood Insurance Page website link to The National Flood Insurance Program.

FEMA Flood Zone Maps

FLOODSMART Website link to FEMA and the National Flood Insurance Program page.

Manatee County Emergency Management website link to the many resources to prepare for a possible flood or storm, evacuation routes and services, register for Special Needs Services and what to do after the storm and recovery assistance information.

Manatee County CODE RED to sign up to receive the latest local alerts.

Florida Disaster is a great resource for alerts and storm recovery information.

Area tides and surf forecast can be monitored here.

Sea level Rise and flood projection map provides a visual aid to project how rising water may effect your property.

Conserving Natural Resources

Visit our Additional Resources page to find links to other websites that offer information on Flood Information, Emergency preparedness and recovery, preserving our wonderful natural shorelines and habitats for nature and humankind alike.  


Visit the Stormwater page to find information on the Stormwater requirements for current and future land use.  Please contact us if you have a stormwater drainage issue by emailing Public Works.