The Town of Ocean Ridge has been verified as a Class 7 in the National Flood Insurance Program's (NFIP) Community Rating System (CRS). NFIP policies issued or renewed for properties in the Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHAs) will receive a 15% premium discount.
The NFIP is a Federal program enabling property owners to purchase insurance protection against losses from flooding. This insurance is designed to provide an insurance alternative to disaster assistance to meet the escalating costs of repairing damage to buildings and their contents caused by floods.
Many people do not realize that homeowner's insurance does not cover losses due to flooding. Informing yourself about flood protection is very important for protecting your family, possessions, and home. The following information and links are provided to assist you in increasing your awareness about flood protection. Additionally, the County Library System provides flood protection information, and maintains copies on the flood insurance rate maps for the entire county along with explanations on their use to determine flood zones and elevations. Elevation certificates in the floodplain may be available at Town Hall. Please call or email Lisa Burns, Building Clerk, to inquire about a particular property or for more information.
General Flooding Information and Other Helpful Resources:
Notice to Residents: Flood Hazard Information
Annual Hurricane Season Letter 2019 from Chief Hutchins
Floodplain Management Plan Annual Progress Report 2019
Flood Control Study June 2018 New Flood Maps (Effective October 5, 2017)
Map Changes and Flood Insurance: What Property Owners Need to Know
Flood Insurance Information
Myths and Facts about NFIP, Flood Protection Methods, Top 10 Facts
Answers to Questions about the NFIP
Mandatory Purchase of Flood Insurance
NFIP Summary of Coverage
Why We Map Flood RisksIs Your Home Protected From Hurricane Disaster?
Flood Insurance Claims Handbook
Local Officials Guide for Coastal Construction
Emergency Preparedness Planning and People with Special Needs
Prepare for Emergencies Now: Information to Get Ready
General Information About Protecting Your Family and Property From Floods
Now's The Time To Save On Flood Insurance
Write Your Own (WYO) Company Customer Toll-Free Numbers
Glossary of Terms
Hiring A Contractor? - Report any suspected unlicensed activity by calling the Unlicensed Activity Hotline at 1-866-532-1440
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
FEMA's Protecting Homes
Palm Beach County Flood Information
National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)
South Florida Water Management District
National Weather Service
U. S. Geological Survey - Real Time Gage Data
Palm Beach County Library System's Flood Protection Library