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Property Protection Measures

There are several ways to protect a building from flood damage. Please check with the Building Division at 737-392-1966, ext. 128 concerning flood-prevention methods suitable for your property. These include re-grading your lot, and/or building a small berm or floodwall. Another method is to make your walls waterproof and place watertight closures over the doorways. (This method is not recommended for houses with basements or if water will get over two feet deep.) A third approach is to raise the house above flood levels. These measures are called flood proofing or retrofitting. Additionally, resources regarding flood proofing may be found at the Seminole Community Library located at 9200 113th Street North .

Additionally, homes may have sewer backup during high water. A plug or standpipe can stop this if the water doesn't become more than one or two feet deep. For deeper sewer backup flooding, talk to a plumber about overhead sewers or a backup valve.

If requested, City staff will visit a property to review its flood or drainage problems, and explain ways to prevent the problems and subsequent flood damage. This service is free. Please contact the Community Development Department at the telephone number shown above. For further information on protecting your family and property, please access the Federal website of the Federal Emergency Management Agency at:


Seminole City Hall, 9199 113th St N Seminole, FL 33772 Main: 727-391-0204 Fax: 727-391-5458