Substantial renovation of existing buildings and new construction usually requires certain flood damage protection requirements.

Elevating a building, often results in enclosed areas under buildings and below flood levels, where flood vents, water resistant materials and breakaway walls become necessary. Some commercial properties may opt for floodproofing.

FEMA Grants

The 2021 pre-disaster mitigation grant application period has closed as of Nov. 9, 2021. Additional information on this program is available on Monroe County's web page on this topic.