National Flood Insurance Community Rating System

Floods and Flood Zone Information

Many City of Parkland residents live in or near a Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA), which is a zone where flooding may occur in the event of heavy rainfall, a hurricane or other natural disaster.  As a result, residents may elect or be required to obtain flood insurance, which is available to all residents as a result of the City’s participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Flooding is not covered by most homeowner’s insurance policies. 

For more information about the National Flood Insurance Program or the Community Rating System, visit or

For Information on Hurricanes and Hurricane Preparedness you can access the following webpage

Important Links


Please click here to read the informational handout that the City of Parkland has created to assist you with questions and concerns regarding flood insurance and flood zones. 

Select the items on the left column below for additional information
  1. Flood Safety
  2. Floodplain development & Permit requirements
  3. The Flood Warning System
  4. Substantial Improvement and Damage requirements
  5. Flood Information Brochures
  6. FEMA FLood zone designations
  7. Contractors
  8. useful links
Flood insurance will help recover losses from flood damage, but additional precautionary measures can be taken to minimize those losses and protect yourself, your family and your property.

Before a Flood
•Make sure you are covered. Ask your insurance agent about the NFIP and flood insurance.
•Prepare a family disaster plan and a disaster supply kit.  
•Know how to turn off your utilities. Contact your local utility company now if you are not sure how to do so.
•Bring outdoor belongings in and move your valuable possessions to higher ground.
•Keep materials such as sandbags, plastic or burlap bags, plywood, plastic sheeting, lumber and shovels handy for emergency waterproofing.

During a Flood
• Use a battery-operated NOAA weather radio to monitor emergency information.
•Fill containers with clean water in case drinking water becomes contaminated.
•If instructed to do so by local authorities, turn off all utilities at the main power switch, close the main gas valve and shut off propane tanks.
•If instructed to evacuate by authorities, do so immediately. Follow evacuation routes.
•Do not walk or swim in floodwaters. If you must walk in standing water, use a pole or stick to check water depths.
•Do not drive through a flooded area; turn around and find another way. Never drive around roadblocks.
•Avoid power lines and electrical wires. Electrical current can travel through water.

After a Flood
• Report downed power lines to FPL at (800) 4-OUTAGE.
•If an evacuation ordered was issued, do not return home until authorities announce it is safe to do so.
•Use caution when entering buildings. If your property was flooded, inspect it for damages.
•Check for gas leaks. Do not smoke or use candles unless you know the gas has been turned off.
•Do not use wet appliances. Appliances can keep a charge even after unplugged.  
•Take pictures of damage to your home and belongings for insurance claims.