FACTS ABOUT FLOODING, FLOOD INSURANCE AND DEVELOPMENT IN LONG BEACH, MISSISSIPPI
A PUBLIC SERVICE PUBLICATION OF THE CITY OF LONG BEACH, MISSISSIPPI
HURRICANE SEASON BEGINS JUNE 1ST!!
The Building Permit Office furnishes Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) information. The following is available upon request.
· Whether or not property is located in or out of a flood hazard area as shown on the current Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) of the City.
· Additional flood insurance data for a site, such as the FIRM Zone, and the base flood elevation or depth as shown on the FIRM.
· Additional information on flood insurance requirements.
· Certificates of elevation for new construction from October 2005 to present for properties in flood hazard areas.
Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM), Floodway Maps and instructions on their use are also available for review at the Long Beach Public Library. If you are experiencing flood, drainage, or sewer problems, contact the Public Works or Building Code office and a City representative will visit your site and assist you.
WE CAN’T PREVENT A FLOOD… WE CAN PREVENT A DISASTER BY PROTECTING OUR PROPERTY BEFORE A FLOOD HAPPENS
Did you know…
Long Beach has had eight property damaging floods in the past twenty years, six due to winter or spring storms and two the result of Hurricanes in 1998 and 2005. Waiting until a flood threatens to think about property protection will probably be too late.
Property Protection Steps:
Long Beach has adopted regulations controlling building and development in flood hazard areas. The regulations apply to all new construction and renovations exceeding 50% of before renovation value. Before undertaking development or construction of any kind, contact the Building Permit Office.
Floodplains and wetlands have a natural and beneficial function in the environment, including:
Visit the Long Beach Public Library to obtain more information about floodplain and wetlands management and protection. Also available are reference materials about flood damage reduction, elevating, flood proofing, retrofitting existing structures, repairing flooded homes and construction in coastal areas.
Long Beach maintains a storm drainage system and enforces a stormwater ordinance. Any impediment in the system will reduce its capacity to operate effectively. Fill or debris should never be place in a natural channel or roadside ditch.
Contact Public Works before making changes to drainage on your property or to report problems in the system. It is prohibited to dump any substances in our drainage systems.
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