Flood Safety

Local Flood Hazard

The largest threat of general flooding occurs during the hurricane season (June through November). Pasco County participates in the National Flood Insurance Program, which means that Flood Insurance is made available for purchase by property owners within Pasco County.

In Pasco County, flooding can result from several inches of rain falling over a short period of time; from several days of continuous rain; from lakes or rivers overflowing their banks; from tropical storms or hurricanes; from storm surges for the Gulf of Mexico; or from local drainage problems.

Flood Warning System

Pasco County has a Flood Threat Recognition System that is used by the Office of Emergency Management to monitor and convey threatening conditions to the public. The Office of Emergency Management maintains contact with the National Weather Service and the National Hurricane Center and relays updates of threatening weather to the public, government agencies, media and others.

Notification/Stay Connected

In addition to the information that will be displayed on the Pasco County Website, residents should tune to television and radio weather broadcasts and be alert to special local advisories.

Flood Safety Tips

Review the information in the Disaster Planning Guide (PDF) and at www.Ready.gov/floods. Keep you, your family and pets safe during floods and other disaster situations. Be Prepared and Have a Plan!