Hurricane season isn’t over yet — and the City of Tampa has launched a new digital tool to help keep residents and their properties safer, according to a city news release.
The database allows residents and builders to access life-saving and property-saving data, such as critical flood information, property warnings, potential building and insurance compliance requirements and other relevant information, the release says.
It’s even possible to view property elevation certificates through the new public portal.
Prior to this new digital tool, residents and builders had to go through countless pages of intricate property maps to find their individualized information. Now, they can simply visit Tampa.gov/floodinfo and plug in the property address, the release says.
“Tampa is thinking long-term about our flood plain management and resilience work by investing in digital tools that will keep our residents and business owners safer,” JC Hudgison, chief building official for the city, said in the release. “Living in a coastal city, situated in one of the most active hurricane and tropical storm surge regions, it’s increasingly important for our residents to stay informed about their properties’ flood risk and take the steps they need to protect their assets.”
The new technology, produced by Forerunner, also enables the city’s construction services division to better manage its day-to-day workflows and its data.
The portal serves now as a centralized location for all property flood-related resources. Residents can also submit questions through the portal.
Visit Tampa.gov/floodinfo to get a better idea of what the new tool has to offer.
Published November 01, 2023