Purchase a Flood Insurance Policy Today!
The City of Delray Beach is a participant in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), a federal program administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) that allows property owners and renters to purchase flood insurance for their building and/or its contents. There is usually a 30-day waiting period for flood insurance to take effect. Call your insurance agent today or go to www.FloodSmart.gov, or call 1-888-379-9531 to find an agent and to find out more about protecting your property from rising waters. You should consider the purchase of flood insurance whether your property is in a Special Flood Hazard Area or not.
In the event of an oncoming storm or flood emergency, the city’s radio station, 1620 AM will provide up-to-date information pertaining specifically to Delray Beach. You should also monitor the Weather Channel and local television channels and have a NOAA weather radio on-hand with extra batteries. You can follow the city’s social media for updates:
- Facebook: Delray Beach Police; Delray Beach Fire-Rescue
- Twitter: City of Delray Beach; Delray Beach Police
Sign up today for CodeRED, the city’s emergency automated notification system. You can register on the City’s website (on home page, select I Want to/Learn About/CodeRED Emergency Notification) or by calling 561-243-7000 during regular business hours.
Stormwater Drainage Maintenance
It is the goal of the City of Delray Beach Public Works Department to protect citizens and the environment by improving water quality and minimizing street flooding. Services provided include annual cleaning of the City’s drainage system. Whether a hazardous spill or an illicit dumping is an accident or intentional, it is the responsibility of all of us to respond swiftly to protect the environment that surrounds our beautiful city, and all we need to do is pick up the phone! It is illegal to dump anything into the City’s drainage system. If you witness such illegal behavior, please call the Code Enforcement Department at (561) 243-7219 immediately.