Attend a Public Flood Risk Open House
Tamarac residents are invited to attend an upcoming Public Flood Risk Open House to learn about their flood risk, view the newly updated preliminary flood insurance rate maps (FIRMs) and find out how the information may impact their property.
At the Flood Risk Open Houses, a variety of specialists will be available to answer questions about flood insurance, engineering, and more. All Tamarac residents (home and business owners, renters, realtors, mortgage lenders, surveyors, and insurance agents) are encouraged to attend one of the following Flood Risk Open Houses.
Monday, February 3
4 – 7 pm
Charles F. Dodge City Center, Mezzanine
601 City Center Way
Pembroke Pines, FL 33025
Thursday, February 6
9 am – Noon
Emma Lou Olsen Center Auditorium
1801 N.E. 6th Street
Pompano, FL 33060
4 – 7 pm
Anne Kolb Nature Center, Mangrove Hall
751 Sheridan Street
Hollywood, FL 33019
Open House attendees do not need appointments but should bring their elevation certificates, if possible.
The new preliminary FIRM was developed through a partnership between Broward County, local municipalities, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The FIRM is based on updated modeling and data and shows more precise flood hazard information than older maps. The new maps aim to help protect property owners and communities from the risks associated with flooding. Over time, flood risks change due to construction and development, environmental changes, floodplains widening or shifting, and other factors. FIRMs are updated periodically to reflect these changes.
By law, federally regulated or insured mortgage lenders require flood insurance on buildings that are in areas at high risk of flooding. Standard homeowners’, business owners’, and renters’ insurance policies typically don’t cover flood damage, so flood insurance is an important consideration for everyone. Flood insurance policies can be purchased from any State-licensed property and casualty insurance agent. Visit www.floodsmart.gov or call 1-888-379-9531 for more information about flood insurance and to locate a local agent.