Floodplain Management

Flood Insurance
Contact:

Karla Grzeca, CFM,
Flood Management Specialist
Karla.grzeca@citrusbocc.com
(352) 527-5264

Jim Baird, CBO, CFM
Assistant Building Official
Jim.baird@citrusbocc.com
(352) 524-5321

Carl Jones, CBO, CFM
Building Division Director
Building Official, Flood Coordinator    
Carl.jones@citrusbocc.com
(352) 527-5310

Advanced Floodplain Management Concepts I
(EMI Course Code: G-194)

June 6th - 9th, 2016

This four-day course includes an in-depth discussion of the NFIP floodplain rules and regulations, the procedures for applying for a FEMA Letter of Map Change and the floodplain management implications, the roles and responsibilities of the local Floodplain Manager, and preparing for post-disaster responsibilities.

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Floodplain Management is Citrus County's program of preventive and corrective measures for reducing flood damage. Citrus County participates in the Community Rating System to reduce and avoid flood damage to insurable properties.

Citrus County’s rating is currently 6 out of 10, which translates to a 20% savings in flood insurance premiums to properties located in the Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) and a 10% savings in flood insurance premiums to properties located outside the SFHA.

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Floodplain Management Activities Include the Following:

  • Management of all development for properties located in the Special Flood Hazard Area
  • The coordination of Community Rating System activities that result in the reduction of flood insurance premiums within the County
  • The official community repository for all flood maps and Letters of Map Amendments
  • General assistance to the public, lenders, insurers and other professionals in obtaining copies of pertinent documents and flood zone research property specific
  • Coordination with our local, State and FEMA business partners

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