Flooding in Treasure Island can be caused by heavy rainfall that occurs in short periods of time, as is common during summer thunderstorms, and by tidal surges that accompany coastal storms, tropical storms and hurricanes. Because of the City’s low land elevations and proximity to the Gulf of Mexico, the flood threat is significant. Hurricane tidal surges are the Treasure Island's greatest threat and can cause flooding up to 24 hours before the eye of the storm reaches the coast. The potential for flood losses in Treasure Island always exists when tropical storms and hurricanes hit the area. Some storms, such as the No-Name Storm in March 1993 produced coastal flooding that resulted in significant property damage. Residents need to respect this hazard and be prepared to deal with it accordingly.
So, in order to prepare, we've created a page of FLOOD PROTECTION LINKS
containing many helpful resources that FEMA loves to see on web sites like this.
Here's a link to www.floodsmart.gov
and another one for FEMA's flood insurance page www.fema.gov/business/nfip
Flood Insurance Rate Maps
FEMA has identified the entire City of Treasure Island as a Special Flood Hazard Area on the Flood Insurance Rate Maps. These maps establish base flood elevations for development within these areas with the lowest permitted habitable flood levels ranging from 10 to 15 feet above sea level. If you think the flood zone identified by your insurance agent is in question, please contact