Floodplain Links and Resources

The City of Atlantic Beach has active stormwater management program to heHurricaneMakeAPlanGraphiclp protect property in the city from future flooding. Most stormwater in Atlantic Beach is localized and will dissipate quickly; however, heavy stormwater activity may be caused by local conditions, large storms, or hurricanes. As such, the City is always seeking ways to reduce the impact of heavy stormwater activity on residential and commercial property.

Meanwhile, here are some things you can do to prepare for flooding:

Consider these permanent flood-protection measures:

  • Mark your fuse or breaker box to show the circuits to the floodable areas. Turning off the power to such areas can reduce property damage and save lives.
  • Consider elevating your house above flood levels.
  • Check your building for water entry points. These can be low windows, entrances, doors, and dryer vents. These can be protected with low walls or sandbags.
  • More information can be found in “Homeowners’ Guide to Retrofitting: Six Ways to Protect Your House from Flooding” from www.fema.gov. (Some flood-protection measures may need a building permit, and others may not be safe for your type of building, so be sure to talk to your Building Department.)

Get a flood-insurance policy:

Contact the Building Department at (904)247-5813 or Building-Dept@coab.us for more information.