The City, as well as all other local governmental agencies, participates in FEMA’s Community Rating System (CRS). It’s a federal system of regulations designed for standardized efficient floodplain management. By participation, the City must follow FEMA standards and residents benefit by receiving a discount on their flood insurance premiums.

The City participates with the Broward County Multi-Jurisdictional Local Mitigation Strategy plan. By participation, the City has committed to reduce and eliminate the risk to people and properties in the event of serious flood events.

Based on participation with these programs the City and residents are eligible to receive the following benefits:

  • CRS credit under the Floodplain Management Plan

And eligibility for the following federal mitigation grant programs:

  • Hazard Mitigation
  • Pre-disaster Mitigation
  • Severe Repetitive Loss
  • Flood Mitigation Assistance

The South Florida Regional Planning Council (SFRPC) was founded in 1974 and coordinates cooperation between local, county, and state agencies, including the Army Corps of Engineers. The Board members are appointed and represent elected officials from Broward, Miami-Dade, and Monroe Counties. The Board is responsible for addressing regional priorities and providing assistance and policy guidance to local governments. Amongst its many responsibilities, the Board also coordinates efforts related to flood control and water management. City Councilmember Denise Horland is a member of the SFRPC Executive Committee and has been recently appointed to the Broward County Water Advisory Board. This gives the City direct representation to key governmental agencies responsible for flood control and water management in the South Florida area.

The City participates with the Broward League of Cities, in promoting cooperation with other local governmental agencies on mutual concerns and strategic planning from a regional perspective. Amongst its responsibilities the Broward League of Cities helps to coordinate legislative agendas for its members and promote initiatives at the local and state levels. This also provides more bargaining power for access to county and state grants, and other programs.

The City provides detailed information, on their official website, related to flood contol and water management, as a resource of information for their residents. The topics covered include:

  • Flood Zones and Flood Maps
  • Flood Hazard
  • Flood Warning System
  • Flood Safety and Protection
  • Shelter Locations
  • Flood Insurance
  • Standard Flood Coverage Llimits
  • Property Protection Measures
  • Improvement and Floodplain Development Permit Requirements
  • Natural Flood Plain Functions
  • Drainage System Maintenance and Water Quality
  • Sources of Information

The City recently hired Mr. Bill Mulder as the City’s Storm Water Manager, who will work directly with the City’s Engineer and Public Works Director to develop and implement strategies for efficient floodplain management for the City.

The City is currently conducting a citywide, including Plantation Acres, topographical survey to develop best floodplain management practices for the whole City.

PAID offers NO such resources, programs, or added benefits for the residents, or has demonstrated an established track record of cooperation with any other governmental agencies, although they were specifically created for the purpose of flood control and water management.

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