Residents and businesses in Broward County are encouraged to view the new flood maps to better understand their potential flood risk and to help identify steps they may need to take to protect against property damage and loss. The maps will be used by insurance companies for flood insurance purposes and the updated base flood elevations must be used for all new construction and substantial improvements to existing construction.
Property owners should consider purchasing a flood insurance policy, even if it is not mandated for their location. All areas are susceptible to flooding, although to varying degrees.
Before accessing the interactive map viewing tool, please read the following information and instructions.
Flood Zone Designations
The following flood zone designation determines whether or not flood insurance is mandated.
Interactive Map Viewing Tool
You can use the interactive map viewing tool to find out if your home or business is in a flood zone. To use the tool, follow these steps:
- Click on the search tool below.
- Type in the address of your property in the area at the top right, above the map titled “Find address or place”, and click on the magnifying glass to search.
- Use the tool on the left side of the map to zoom in and locate your property.
- Click on your property and the FEMA Flood Designations box will let you know your current and proposed FEMA flood zone designation.