Every year hundreds of people are killed or injured, and millions of dollars are lost in property damage in flood related disasters. In the Brevard area, we are prone to flash floods that can result in serious injury to life and property, but there are things that you can do to protect yourself and your property. The information provided here will assist you in determining what your risks may be relative to flooding.
The flood hazard areas located within the Brevard area are subject to periodic inundation which threatens to result in loss of life and property, health and safety hazards, disruption of commerce and governmental services, extraordinary public expenditures for flood protection and relief, and impairment of the tax base, all of which adversely affect the public health, safety, and welfare.
These flood losses are caused by the cumulative effect of obstructions in floodplains causing increases in flood heights and velocities, and by the occupancy in flood hazard areas by uses vulnerable to floods or hazardous to other lands which are inadequately elevated, flood proofed, or otherwise protected from flood damage.