November 2020

Dear Town Resident,

Despite the unprecedented time and the COVID 19 pandemic, which has had many of us preoccupied, we cannot forget that June marks the beginning of hurricane season, and the increased threat of flood damage associated with potential storm events. Rest assured the Town staff, just like many of you, continue to take precautions to reduce flood related damage. This letter is our annual reminder that flood and storm advice is offered to our residents for free. 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, ANFI, CFM who is a licensed (2-20) insurance agent and is available at no cost to the Town, and no obligation to you, to answer your flood insurance-related technical questions! Call 772.532.4536 or email denise@coastalwideriskrating.com

- Property Flood Elevation and Risks? Contact the Town's Floodplain Coordinator 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 772.532.4536 or email crsirshores@coastalwide.com

Flood and storm information can also be found on the Town’s website www.irshores.com under the "Flood" tab.

The Town continues to implement programs and procedures to reduce the impacts of flooding and to 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.

Sincerely,
Brian T. Foley, Mayor
Town of Indian River Shores

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