Flood Information for St. Pete Beach
Flooding and standing water can cause property damage, injury, and even death. Hurricanes often cause extensive flooding, but our summer thundershowers can bring on these conditions as well.
When you see flooding, practice these precautions:
- Avoid walking on low bridges when water is high.
- Do not drive, walk, or swim through flooded areas.
- Heed riptide and storm surge warnings.
- Keep in mind weather can change quickly.
- Take evacuations and warnings seriously.
Remember flood waters can be charged by downed power lines or contain other hazards like snakes. Do not wade through water unless instructed to by a first responder. Even 6 inches of quickly moving currents can knock an adult down - 12 inches can wash away a car.
Additional Information About Flooding
Flood Protection Resources & Publications
Below you will find links to copies of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) publications on flood protection. These documents are also available at our Public Library.
- Above the Flood: Elevating Your Floodprone House
- Answers to Questions About the National Flood Insurance Program F-084 (2011) (PDF)
- Answers to Questions about Substantially Damaged Buildings FEMA 213 (2018) (PDF)
- Coastal Construction Manual FEMA-P-55 (2011)
- Elevated Residential Structures FEMA-54 (1984) (PDF)
- Flood Insurance Requirements for Recipients of Federal Disaster Assistance FEMA-695 (2019) (PDF)
- Floodproofing Non-Residential Buildings FEMA P-236 (July 2013) (PDF)
- Homebuilder's Guide to Coastal Construction FEMA p-499 (2010) (PDF)
- Homeowner's Guide to Retrofitting FEMA P-312 (June 2014) (PDF)
- Mitigation of Flood and Erosion Damage to Residential Buildings in Coastal Areas FEMA-257 (1994) (PDF)
- National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Claims Handbook FEMA-687 (2017) (PDF)
- Protecting Building Utility Systems from Flood Damage FEMA-P-348 (1999)
- Protecting Floodplain Resources FEMA-268 (1996) (PDF)
- Protecting Manufactured Homes from Floods and Other Hazards FEMA P-85 (2009) (PDF)
- Recommended Residential Construction for Coastal Areas FEMA P-550 (2009) (PDF)
- Reducing Damage from Localized Flooding: A Guide for Communities FEMA 511 (2005) (PDF)
- Repairing Your Flooded Home FEMA L198 (1192) (PDF)
- A Small Investment Protects you from a Big Problem FEMA-436 (PDF)
- Who's Knocking At Your Door (PDF)
- Why do I Need Flood Insurance? FEMA-002 (2018) (PDF)