Protect Your Home

Miami Beach is a coastal, sunkissed island surrounded by the beautiful waters of the Atlantic Ocean and Biscayne Bay. We want you to be aware of flood risk from major rain events and storm surge, but also know that Miami Beach is leading the way locally and nationally to reduce that risk.

Miami Beach, like much of Miami-Dade County, lies close to sea level and its underground water supply is just below the ground surface. Therefore, major rain events and King Tides sometimes leave rainwater nowhere to drain, causing occasional flooding.

Miami Beach is investing in public infrastructure to reduce flood risk associated with rainfall, storms and sea level rise. The city is raising roads, installing Stormwater pumps, raising sea walls, and creating higher elevation standards for new and substantial improvements.  To read more about this, check out the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

For more information on flood protection and related topics at the local level visit the Miami Beach Flood Awareness Page.

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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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FEMA Flood
Zone Map

93% of Miami Beach is considered to be in a flood risk area. Find out where your property stands.

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

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Urban Land

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

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