Back to Community Development

Backyard Chickens
Community Development Customer Satisfaction Survey
Floodplain Management
Indian River Lagoon
Medical Marijuana Act

Department Directory
Documents and Forms

P.O. Box 2806 Titusville, FL 32781-2806
555 S. Washington Ave.
Titusville, FL 32796
Phone: (321) 567-3756
Fax: 321-267-3711
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm
The City of Titusville, Florida / Community Development / Floodplain Management

Floodplain Management

It is important for residents to know and understand their flood hazard risk. Inland flooding is a leading cause of weather-related death in the United States. Start by identifying the flood zone for your neighborhood and business. Some areas are in repetitive flood prone areas. Be better prepared by taking time to understand the difference between a flood watch and a flood warning, establishing family emergency plans well in advance of inclement weather, and having a disaster supply kit ready in case there is a need to evacuate.
Be Prepared booklet. Click to open PDF
Click image to enlarge
When faced with flooding remember the following tips:
• Monitor your NOAA Weather Radio for current and forecasted conditions in your area. Listen for instructions from local emergency management teams.
• Do not attempt to walk across flowing streams.
• Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize flood dangers.
• Know your evacuation routes before flooding occurs.
• When faced with standing water over a roadway remember: "Turn around, don't drown."
FEMA's National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) provides homeowners with protection from financial loss caused by a flooding event. Flooding can include ponding in streets and low-lying areas, storm surge, and river flooding. Depending on the location of your property your home is either high-risk or moderate-to-low-risk for a flood. Insurance premiums will vary according to your risk.
Understand your flood insurance needs by speaking with an insurance professional. Communities which participate in the National Flood Insurance Program, such as Titusville, are eligible to purchase flood insurance even if you are located outside the floodplain. A low-cost Preferred Risk Policy is available to properties located outside the special flood hazard area.    
Flood Insurance booklet. Click to open PDF
Click image to enlarge
Mitigation is the effort to reduce loss of life and property by lessening the impact of disasters. Taking action now, before the next disaster, can reduce the loss of life and property. 
The most sustainable way to reduce flood risk is to prevent further development in flood prone areas. Land development regulations such as zoning can be used to steer development away from these areas.
Build responsibly by getting permits before you build and working only with licensed contractors. Homes which are damaged beyond 50% of their value are required to meet current building and floodplain standards when they are repaired.    
It is also important for residents not to dump grass or other foreign debris into storm drains, remember "Only Rain Down the Drain". A blocked storm drain can cause unnecessary flooding.    
Links for more information: National Flood Insurance Program Brevard County Emergency Management Florida Division of Emergency Management Florida Division of Emergency Management
Additional Resources:    
Your homeowners insurance doesn’t cover - (Click here for Spanish version)
Condo Coverage    
Increased Cost of Compliance – How You Can Benefit     
The preferred risk policy for homeowners and renters (Click here for Spanish version)
The preferred risk policy for business (Click here for Spanish version)
Increased Cost of Compliance Coverage- Creating a Safer Future
Flood Insurance Requirements for Recipients of Federal Disaster Assistance
Build Back Safer and Stronger – What you need to know    
Answers to questions about the NFIP    
NFIP Summary of Coverage (Click here for Spanish version)    
What you need to know about federal disaster assistance and federal flood insurance. 
Myths and Facts about the NFIP    
How the NFIP works    
Benefits of Flood Insurance Versus Disaster Assistance    
Top 10 Facts Every Consumer Needs to Know about NFIP    
Questions and Answers about flood insurance for Real Estate Professional 
Real Estate Fact Sheet – Help Protect your Customers New Home
Protect Your New Home – What to Ask Your Insurance Agent    
Flood Insurance Claims Handbook (Click here for Spanish version)
NFIP Public Awareness Materials Order Form     
NFIP Underwriting and Claims Materials Order Form    
Follow Brevard County Emergency Management for updates via social media:     
twitter logo@BrevardEOC     facebook logo   phone Text Follow BrevardEOC to 40404

Email Disclaimer: Under Florida law, email addresses are public records. If you do not want your email address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.
The City of Titusville, Florida
P. O. Box 2806, (32781-2806) - 555 S. Washington Avenue - Titusville, FL 32796 - Phone: (321) 567-3775 - Fax: (321) 383-5704 - Site by Project A

ADA Statement