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Hurricane Michael

Hurricane Michael Resources

Photo Submission Tool

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The District created an online tool to upload photos of flooding issues related to Hurricane Michael and the rain events following the storm. To upload your photos, visit our online submission form at https://arcg.is/1rzbTW

If you have any questions related to the submission tool or to discuss flooding issues with the District, you can also email ombudsman@nwfwater.com or call (850) 539-5999.


Damage and Recovery Assessment Map

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The District created this map to help show the areas impacted by Hurricane Michael. 

To access the map, simply click on this link: https://nwfwmd.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=7666fbd775264133a16deebeeafab87b


Flood Protection Overview

The District promotes flood protection using non-structural techniques, which include acquiring and maintaining floodplains, regulatory activities, and providing technical expertise to local governments and state and federal agencies for flood protection programs.

In December 2002, the District took responsibility for modernizing flood hazard maps into a digital format for  the 16 counties of Northwest Florida through a Cooperating Technical Partner agreement with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
As a result of this partnership and associated efforts, all of of the panhandle now has digital flood insurance rate maps (DFIRMs).

FEMA has also initiated the Risk Mapping, Assessment, and Planning (Risk MAP) program, which includes collaboration with state and local agencies - including the District - to deliver quality data to increase public awareness of and support for actions that reduce flood-related risks. The general goal of the program is to foster informed risk management decisions and actions that mitigate flood risk through a consistent approach to assessing potential vulnerability and losses.

Flood Protection Resources

NWFWMD Flood Information Portal

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The District's Flood Information Portal provides residents and business owners in Northwest Florida with an interactive tool to to view flood maps and detailed flood information down to the individual parcel level. The portal compiles flood information directly from a variety of sources, including the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA’s) Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), the counties’ digital parcel maps, and data from governmental sources. 


NWFWMD Public LiDAR Data Server

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The District's Public LiDAR Data Server is no longer operational. 

To request this information, please contact:

John Crowe, CFM - Hydrologist IV

850-539-5999                                                                                                                    

john.crowe@nwfwater.com

Or you can access this information directly by clicking informationabout


NWFWMD Map Modernization Program

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The District is partnering with FEMA and other agencies to provide local communities with the tools and resources for managing, assessing, and planning for development and construction in flood prone areas to save lives and protect property.