June 17, 2019

Dear Town Resident,

While the month of May marks the return for many of you to your northern dwellings, June marks the beginning of hurricane season in Florida and the increased threat of flood damage associated with potential storm events. Rest assured that the Town staff, just like many of you, have taken precautions to reduce flood related damage. This letter is to offer flood and storm advice for your further consideration and to wish you an enjoyable and safe summer whether you remain here, or plan to return after the summer. Please do not hesitate to contact the Town staff with any of your storm or flood related questions or concerns.

- Property Flooding Concerns? Contact the Building Department staff who are available at your request to visit your property to assess your flood or stormwater concerns, answer your questions, and explore potential solutions. This is a free Town service. Call 772.231.4453 or email inspections@irshores.com.

- Flood Insurance Questions? Contact flood insurance expert Denise M. Boehning, CFM who is a licensed insurance agent and is available at no cost to the Town, and no obligation to you, to answer your flood insurance-related technical questions, for free! Call 772.532.4536 or email denise@coastalwide.com

- Property Flood Elevation and Risks? Contact the Town Building Department staff who can
provide you, at no cost, with maps and information about your property related to FEMA designated flood elevations, hurricane flooding events, and extreme tidal events. Call 772.231.4453 or email inspections@irshores.com.

Flood and storm information can also be found on the Town’s website www.irshores.com. Search using the keywords “flood” or “hurricane.”

The Town continues to implement programs and procedures to reduce the impacts of flooding and educate our residents on the importance of flood awareness and protection. As residents, you can also prepare for potential storm-related hazards by securing your home against flooding and considering purchasing, or increasing current coverage of, flood insurance to protect your home from unmitigated potential flood-related damage.

Thomas F. Slater, Mayor
Town of Indian River Shores