Flood Protection Information
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has determined that the City of Tamarac has achieved a Class 6 rating in the National Flood Insurance Program's (NFIP) Community Rating System (CRS). This means that NFIP policies issued or renewed for properties in the Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHAs) in the City of Tamarac beginning October 1, 2011 will receive a 20% premium discount. Only 16% of communities in Florida are Class 6 or better.
The effective date of the new Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) was August 18, 2014.
If the new FIRM brings you into a SFHA you will need to acquire flood insurance if you have a mortgage. Conversely, if the new maps have taken you out of a SFHA you will no longer be required to have flood insurance.
Even if you are not in a SFHA it is highly recommended that you obtain the lower cost flood insurance. It is called a Preferred Risk Policy. Note: 20 - 25% of flood damage claims are from outside the SFHA.
For more information about the Online Letter of Map Change (LOMC) service, visit the FEMA website. Once you have initially registered and logged in, select "Create Amendment Application" to begin. When you get to the "Supporting Documents" page, reference the previous case by including a cover letter and a copy of the previous determination document. If additional data is required after the request is reviewed, the analyst will contact you via email and the Online LOMC system.
Elevation certificates on file can be accessed here Elevation Certificates
For your personal and property safety before and after a flood click here Flood Safety
The links below can help you get information for your property. The Flood Brochure has generic information about being in a Floodplain in Tamarac. The Benchmark link shows how Broward County maintained benchmarks used for survey elevations. The Tamarac Flood Zone Map has updated information including the latest LOMA results. Broward County Flood Zone was updated in August 18, 2014. Both Maps allow you to determine the current flood zone and 100 year flood elevation for your property.
The FEMA and NFIP links bring you to the Federal websites for important flood information.