Town of Indian River Shores
Flood Information

Flood Elevation Picture of the Town of Indian River Shores

View your Current effective FIRM MAP. The Town maps are in Sections 0232, 0234, 0242, 0253 and 0261.

Floods are the nation's most common natural disaster. Floods occur every year throughout the United States, causing more than $2 billion in property damage each year. Over the past 20 years, our community has experienced numerous "rainfall events" causing flood damage. Hurricanes, tropical storms and other threatening weather can present flood hazards to residents due to high tides and storm surges caused by winds and heavy rainfall.

Flood zones and evacuation zones are different. Flood zones are used to assess a property's flood risk caused by heavy rains, tropical storms and hurricanes. Evacuation zones are based on the property's vulnerability to storm surge from a hurricane.

The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) helps provide a means for property owners to financially protect themselves if additional coverage is required. The NFIP offers flood insurance to homeowners, renters, business owners, as well as condominiums, provided the community participates in the NFIP. The Town of Indian River Shores has actively participated in the NFIP for many years.

Get more information on the following topics:

Community Rating System: Encourages communities to establish a floodplain management program that recognizes and encourages floodplain management activities.

Flood Insurance: Understand flood insurance. Find out if you should or are required to get flood insurance.

NFIP Condominium Coverage Information

Six Ways to Protect Your Home from Flooding

Top Ten Facts for Consumers

Indian River Shores Preliminary Map – This Map is NOT in effect!

Flood Information Services:

Town of Indian River Shores CRS Coordinator is Denise Boehning with CoastalWide. This firm has been contracted to assist the Town with FEMA's NFIP Community Rating System (CRS) program. As part of that agreement, residents will be provided with answers to questions or concerns related to flood insurance, content coverage, flood risk and general flood information at no cost to the resident. Please contact Mrs. Boehning for this free service.

Flood Insurance Technical Assistance
Denise M. Boehning, CFM
Florida 2-20 Insurance License No. W407410
Phone: (772) 532-4536
Agreement with the Town

Flood Elevation Certificates are available upon request. Contact:
Liz Scheidel
Phone: 772-231-4453

2018 CRS Report provided to Town Council March 2019

Mayor's Letter with Flood & Storm Advice June 2019

Tools and Helpful information...

Flood Warning
Real Time – Stream Gauge (Lagoon Water Level)
Water Level Stand Alone Graph (feet above NAVD)
[Real Time – Wave Buoy (Sebastian Inlet – Atlantic Ocean)
Wave Height Graph (Sebastian Inlet – Atlantic Ocean)
Survey Benchmark Location

flood sign and rain cloud

Flood Threat Prediction
1% Annual Chance Storm (FEMA - FIRM)
Storm Surge (Hurricane Category)
High Tide (Inundation Map)
Sea Level