You can take an active role in protecting your property from flood damage. Flood damage can be minimized through some temporary or permanent retro fitting techniques. The method you choose will depend on your particular situation. Below are some techniques recommended:
Install storm shutters and reinforce garage doors
Waterproof walls and water-tighten doorways
Elevate and secure electrical appliances
Place low lying electrical fixtures on separate circuits
Install or redirect roof gutters
Reduce impervious surfaces
Grade your property
Construct small flood walls or swales for water diversion
Remember, all construction, improvements, alterations, or modifications to any property within the Village of Palmetto Bay requires the issuance of building permits prior to commencing. These are obtained after submittal and approval of building plans.
Our Building Department can recommend additional techniques to protect your property against flood damages or assist you with locating consultants and contractors for the work. You may contact the building department at 305-259-1250.
If a state of emergency is declared by the Governor of Florida or Miami-Dade County officials, price gouging regulations come into effect.
Price gouging is considered an “unconscionable price,” determined by comparing the price asked during an emergency with what was charged for the same commodity during the preceding 30-day period. To report price gouging, call 3-1-1.