FloodSmart - National Flood Insurance Program
Find My Flood Zone (Use the search icon and type in your address)
Labels are provided on the map to describe which flood zone each property lies within. Properties shown in red are VE zones, while properties in blue are AE zones. Please note, if your property lies within 2 or more flood zones, the more restrictive applies. VE is more restrictive than AE, and a higher number is more restrictive than a lower number.
FEMA has advised the Town of Fort Myers Beach that the Coastal Risk MAP project has been completed with the effective date of November 17, 2022. The FIS report and new flood insurance rate map (FIRM) for the Town of Fort Myers Beach will become effective on November 17, 2022.
The new flood map includes a Coastal A Zone and a new area referred to as the Limit of Moderate Wave Action (LiMWA). If you live or own property in the Coastal A area of the new flood map, your plans to build/renovate or your National Flood Insurance (NFIP) policy premiums may be affected by these flood map changes.
The Town recommends that you consult with a design professional (Florida-licensed engineer or architect) and a general contractor to help you determine design criteria for your structure if you are constructing a new building or renovating. Once you have their design and estimates, you’ll be able to make a more informed decision about what will work best for your circumstances.
New flood maps as of November 17, 2022:
Call Community Development at (239) 765-0202
FEMA Hurricane Ian Recovery Advisory
The Town of Fort Myers Beach is a participant in the National Flood Insurance Program. By agreeing to enforce floodplain regulations, flood insurance becomes available to residents and property owners in the town.
The Town Council adopted new floodplain regulations (Ordinance 13-06) on September 3, 2013, effective immediately.
To sign up for the Town of Fort Myers Beach Emergency Notification System, please click the following link and fill out the registration form.
Click below to sign up for CODE RED:
Click below to download the CODE RED Mobile Alert App:
Rainy Season/Hurricane Season Preparation
Proactive preparation helps minimize risk for personal safety and property damage during a hurricane or during rising waters due to heavy downpours and sheet flow. Here are some strategies and tips to help with preparation for storms.
- Flood Zones Defined
- Learn your flood zone/flood hazard
- Know the difference between Flood Zones and Evacuation Zones
- Report blocked ditches, swales and canals
- Buy flood insurance
- All Hazards Guide from Lee County
- Get permits before you build
- Choose your flood warning system
- Ask about possible flood protection assistance/advice
The South Florida Water Management District also offers drainage-related tips. Remember, some standing water is normal after rain. Local lakes, ponds, swales, golf courses and even streets are often designed to temporarily collect excess water after heavy rainfall to keep it away from your home.