Flood Hazard & Preparation
Beneficial Functions of the Floodplain
There are many benefits that come from the floodplain.
Drainage System Maintenance
The Lake Worth Drainage District maintains the lateral canals In Atlantis.
It's a good idea to have flood insurance in Florida, which is why Atlantis participates in the National Flood Insurance Program.
There is no substitute for advance planning and preparation. Be aware of what steps to take to minimize your losses due to flooding.
Flood Warning System
Know how to be notified of an oncoming storm.
Local Flood Hazard
Get an idea of the likeliness of flooding in Atlantis.
National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System
The City of Atlantis must follow the Federal government’s requirements in our National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit. It is everyone’s responsibility to protect our water resources.
The Building Department requires permits for all construction.
Substantial Improvement Requirements
The National Flood Insurance Program requires that, if the cost of the reconstruction, rehabilitation, addition, or other improvements to a building equals or exceeds 50% of the building’s market value, the entire building must meet the same construction requirements of a new building.