Attention: Winter Springs Hurricane Flooded Homeowners

Attention: Winter Springs Hurricane Flooded Homeowners

Homeowners that experienced flooding of their homes during Hurricane Ian (September 2022) are encouraged to contact us about possible funding from the FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) for flood mitigation projects.

An informational Community Workshop will be held on Thursday, February 9, 2023, at the Winter Springs Senior Center (400 N. Edgemon Avenue), beginning at 6 PM.

The following options are available to homeowners with a past flooding history:

  1. Elevation of flood Prone Homes (New finish floor is lifted 1.5ft above Base Flood Elevation (BFE)). 

Homeowners with elevated homes will need FEMA-sponsored Flood Insurance for the remaining of the structure’s life. 

However, flood insurance is not required to apply for the grant.

2. Acquisition and demolition of flood-prone homes The affected homes will be purchased by the City and will be demolished soon thereafter. 

No new structures will ever be allowed to be constructed on those parcels.

The HMGP assists States, territories, federally-recognized tribes, and local communities by:

  • Significantly reducing or permanently eliminating future risk to lives and property from natural hazards.
  • Providing funds to implement projects in accordance with priorities identified in State, tribal, or local hazard mitigation plans
  • Enabling mitigation measures to be implemented during the recovery following a major disaster declaration.

Typically projects are funded by a combination of Federal and non-Federal funds. HMGP funds may be used to pay up to 75% of the eligible costs.

Please note this opportunity is completely voluntary. If eligible to submit to FEMA, the City will submit a Hazard Mitigation Grant Program(HMGP) application to the Florida Division of Emergency Management for funding consideration under the Hurricane Ian disaster to include the properties of interested homeowners under the elevation.

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