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Flood Protection Information

Things You Should Know

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%) twenty percent premium discount. Only 16% of communities in Florida are Class six or better.

NOTE: Every 20 years FEMA is required to do a new FIRM Study, the process was started in 2012. the last step was the appeals process. FEMA has completed the appeals process and has issued the Letter of Final Determination. The Flood Insurance Study (FIS) and the proposed Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) have been approved. 

The effective date of the new FIRMs is  August 18, 2014.

This means that if the new maps have taken you out of a Special Flood Hazard Area you will no longer be required to have flood insurance, however it is recommended that you obtain a Preferred Risk Policy which is a low cost insurance. Or conversely, if the FIRMS bring you into a SFHA you will need to acquire flood insurance if you have any type of mortgage. 
This update was provided on February 27, 2014.

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 Broward County maintained benchmarks used for survey elevations. The Broward County Floodzone Search allows you to determine the current flood zone and 100 flood elevation for your property.

The FEMA and NFIP link bring you to the Federal web sites for general information.

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