City of Dunedin Issues Annual Floodplain Management Report
The City of Dunedin has issued its annual report for the implementation of the Floodplain Management Plan/Local Mitigation Strategy.
A Floodplain Management Plan is required of communities participating in the Community Rating System (CRS), which have a sizable number of repetitive loss properties. (Repetitive loss properties are structures that have incurred more than one flood claim loss in excess of $1,000 within the last ten years.) By performing certain tasks, CRS allows reductions in flood insurance policies. The city is a Class 7 community and thus enjoys a fifteen percent reduction in these premiums.
During 2004 and updated in 2009, the City of Dunedin submitted the Countywide Local Mitigation Strategy (LMS) to fulfill the requirements of a Floodplain Management Plan. An Action Plan appended to the LMS delineated 19 activities that the City would undertake in order to prevent and mitigate potential flood hazards. These include enforcement of the city's Stormwater Management regulations, encouragement of the elevation of structures to prevent flood losses, providing information on hurricane preparedness, and advertising the city's ability to provide data on flood zones.
As the Annual Report shows, efforts by both the City and Pinellas County have had success in implementing the objectives of the LMS. A full copy of the report is available at the City of Dunedin website www.dunedingov.com.
The City Commission adopted by resolution the Floodplain Management Plan/Local Mitigation Strategy Annual Report at their September 23rd meeting.
For questions regarding the Floodplain Management Plan/Local Mitigation Strategy Annual Report or to view the plan itself, please call the CRS Coordinator at (727) 298-3199.
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