Flood Awareness

Flood Information

Boynton Beach can be vulnerable to severe damage caused by high winds and associated flooding.  Most people consider their home and its contents their largest investment.  Most standard homeowner insurance policies do not cover flood damage.  Separate flood insurance policies backed by the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) are available and affordable, in case of a future flood event that is caused by a hurricane, tropical storm, heavy rain, sea level rise or other condition. 

It is important to note that today’s hazards may be more severe in the near future. Sea level rise will cause increased flooding in certain coastal and inland areas. Find out if your property will be affected and what measures you can take to increase resilience at CoastalResiliencePartnership.org.  Questions? Call 561-742-6366.

Flood Insurance

• Every property in the City of Boynton Beach can flood. You can’t bet on getting disaster assistance after a flood. But you can pay for repairs if you have flood insurance. 
• Flood insurance is available for your building and for the contents. Renters take note.
• 35% of all flood insurance claims in the City of Boynton Beach have been outside the mapped floodplain. Consider purchasing flood insurance, whether your property is in a Special Flood Hazard Area or not.
• Flood insurance does not have to be expensive. In fact, most properties outside the mapped floodplain can qualify for lower “preferred risk” rates.
• Call your insurance agent to find out more about flood insurance. Don’t have an agent? , Check online or call 1-888-379-9531 to find an agent to protect your property from rising waters.  
• There is usually a 30-day waiting period for flood insurance to take effect.
• The City of Boynton Beach is available to assist. Call 561-742-6366 or email us.
• To find out more about flood insurance, visit FEMA’s FloodSmart website .

Flood Warnings

Local authorities will issue flood watches (when conditions are likely for flooding) and flood warnings (when flooding is imminent). Monitor media sources for emergency updates and/or the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) weather radio.

Staying informed is also important before emergencies occur.

Find Flood Zone

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