What is a Floodplain Management Plan and why is it important to me?
A Floodplain Management Plan (FMP) is the result of a 10-step planning process to identify flood-related hazards, develop strategies to reduce or eliminate the loss of life and property damage resulting from these hazards, and educate community members about these hazards and loss reduction strategies. Preparing and adopting a Floodplain Management Plan makes the Village eligible for federal disaster funding and provides Community Rating System (CRS) credit. It is important for residents to become involved in mitigation planning in their community. The planning committee needs your input on the types of flooding that are your priority concern and your opinion on ways to prevent or lessen the impacts of floods.
Project Timeline & Steps
1. Organize Planning Team
2. Plan for Public Involvement
3. Coordinate with Other Agencies
4. Identify the Hazards
5. Estimate Losses
6. Identify Goals & Objectives
7. Develop Potential Mitigation Actions
8. Draft the Mitigation Plan
9. Adopt the Plan
10. Implement and Maintain the Plan
Which hazards are addressed by the plan?
The following hazards will be evaluated in the Palmetto Bay FMP:
Coastal & Canal Bank Erosion
Coastal & Inland Flooding
Dam & Levee Failure
Sea Level Rise
How can I participate?
Respond to the survey. Use this QR code to respond to the public survey and help the planning committee understand flood risks and mitigation needs. The survey is also available in hard copy format. The survey should only take about five minutes to complete. Respond ASAP to ensure your opinion is captured!
Send us information or comments. If you have additional information to share for inclusion in the plan, please contact the Village of Palmetto Bay Resilience Coordinator or Abigail Moore, the Village’s planning consultant from Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions, Inc.
Public Review of the Draft Plan
A final public meeting will be held toward the end of this year to present the draft plan. Keep an eye out for announcements to join the meeting and provide feedback.
Public Meeting - Planning Process Kick-off Presentation
The first public meeting for the Floodplain Management Plan (FMP) was held on June 9, 2022. During the meeting, a presentation was made to discuss the Community Rating System requirements, trends in disaster, the Disaster Mitigation Act (DMA) planning requirements, and the FMP planning process.
You can download the presentation by clicking the link below. If you missed the first public meeting, you can catch it online by clicking below: