Flood Protection

For a full resource guide on flood protection and related topics, visit the Miami Beach Flood Awareness Page.

Miami Beach is a coastal, sunkissed island surrounded by the beautiful waters of the Atlantic Ocean and Biscayne Bay. The City has a low elevation, near sea level, and this can cause drainage challenges and flooding from heavy rainfall, high tides, and storm surge. We want you to be aware of flood risk, but also know that Miami Beach is leading the way locally and nationally to reduce flood risk today and in the future from climate change and sea level rise projections.

Miami Beach is investing in our City through incremental adaptation. We are doing this through 3-main approaches:
• Using the best available science and engineering,
• Addressing critical public infrastructure needs of the more vulnerable areas while taking a deliberate and measured look at longer term strategies that reduce flood risk and improve the quality of life, and
• Addressing private infrastructure through land use changes and guidance that reduces flood risk for private properties.

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Resiliency
Strategy

Read the city’s action plan that outlines projects and initiatives specifically tailored to Miami Beach’s strengths and vulnerabilities.

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Plastic Free
Miami Beach

It takes over 100 years for plastic to disintegrate. Learn why and how we're combating single-use plastic.

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Flood
Awareness

93% of Miami Beach is considered to be in a flood risk area. Find out how you can protect your property.

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Elevation
Calculator

This GIS-based tool translates technical terms and measurements for the street elevation portion of infrastructure improvements.

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Urban Land
Institute

Learn about ULI's independent report on the city's ongoing resiliency efforts and stormwater management program.

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