More resources for individuals and communities
- Learn more about how different states are impacted by this and other types of flooding, and what you can do to help build flood resilience, by downloading the state factsheet
- Regional Emergency Coordinators (RECs) build relationships with federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial officials and healthcare representatives to plan effective federal emergency response, and to facilitate coordinated preparedness and response activities for public health and medical emergencies.
- Find contacts for the Florida Division of Emergency Management
- To create a natural hazard emergency plan for your family or business, follow these steps.
More information about the programs in this report
- The Caribbean-Florida Water Science Center (CFWSC) is Florida’s regional U.S. Geological Survey Water Science Center. CFWSC supports hydrologic research and monitoring across the Florida, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands region.
- Florida Sea Grant is a university-based program that supports research, education and extension to conserve coastal resources and enhance economic opportunities for the people of Florida.
- The Florida Silver Jackets Team is an intergovernmental group of federal, state, and local agencies that provide opportunities to work collectively on flood management issues and to share information and resources related to flooding and mitigation.
|The Florida Division of Emergency Management recognizes flooding as the #1 natural hazard posing risk to people and property in the state.1||Between 2000 and 2018, floods and flash floods caused $1.2 billion in agricultural damages in Florida. In the same period, hurricanes caused $2.6 billion in agricultural damages.2||Flooding is an immediate threat to six military facilities in Florida.3|
|The U.S. Geological Service Water Science Centers fund and conduct water research and monitoring driven by state priorities.
Contact the Florida offices:
Lutz, FL: 813-498-5000
Tallahassee, FL: 850-553-3640
Fort Myers, FL: 239-275-8448
The NOAA National Sea Grant College Program supports coastal communities through research and extension programs shaped by local needs.
Contact the main office:
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL: 352-392-5870
|Between 2010 and 2019…
The Caribbean-Florida Water Science Center5 spent
Florida Sea Grant6 spent
…on Florida’s flood research and education priorities.
Florida is also home to NOAA’s National Hurricane Center, which provides definitive predictions and safety information for Atlantic tropical storms.
Prepare your district for floods: ready.gov/floods. Assess your home or office’s flood risk: msc.fema.gov.
Need help now? Contact Florida’s Division of Emergency Management: 850-815-4000
- State of Florida. Enhanced state hazard mitigation plan. (Florida Division of Emergency Management, 2018).
- NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Storm Events Database. Available at: https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/stormevents/. (Accessed: 14th August 2019)
- US Department of Defense. Report on effects of a changing climate. (2019).
- Sumner, D; Caribbean-Florida Water Science Center. Personal communication. (2019).
- Sidman, C; Florida Sea Grant. Personal communication. (2019)