North Miami hosts flood mitigation workshops during hurricane season, helps residents with discounts on their flood insurance
June 9, 2023
As the 2023 hurricane season gets underway, the City of North Miami wants to keep residents informed about major hazards associated with hurricanes like flooding. As a result, the North Miami Building Department will host a Flood Information Workshop from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, June 12, 2023, at the Scott Galvin Community Center, 1600 NE 126 St, North Miami, FL 33181, and Thursday, June 15, 2023, at the Joe Celestine Community Center, 1525 NW 135 St, North Miami, FL 33167.
“We want to ensure that our residents remain aware of the dangers associated with flooding particularly during hurricane season,” North Miami Building Director Mare Jean explained. “It is through preventative measures like these mitigation workshops that will help people remain cautious when making decisions like driving through a flooded street verses taking an alternate route if one exists.”
The free workshop will allow attendees to discover how the city’s rating with the National Flood Insurance Program helps North Miami residents receive a 20% discount on their flood insurance policies for properties in the Special Flood Hazard Area and a 1O% discount savings for properties outside the Special Flood Hazard Area. It will also provide the latest information on FEMA guidelines and updates to the flood ordinance and how these guidelines can help in the protection of life and property. Homeowners, business owners and contractors alike can also pick up hurricane information in preparation for hurricane season.
For more information on the North Miami Building Department and its services including flood mitigation protection, visit NorthMiamiFL.gov/Building.
Traci Y. Pollock, Communications Manager
305-893-6511, Ext. 12151
About the City of North Miami
North Miami is a suburban city located in northeast Miami-Dade County, Florida. It is roughly 10 miles (16 km) north of Miami. The city lies on Biscayne Bay which surrounds the Biscayne Bay Campus of Florida International University. North Miami is home to a diverse demographic of residents. With more than 64,000 residents, North Miami is the sixth largest city in Miami-Dade County. We are home to the Oleta River State Park; the largest urban park in the Florida State Park System and the nationally accredited Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA North Miami).