Destin, FL. – Annually, the City of Destin provides an update to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on the progress made in mitigating flood losses through the planning and construction of stormwater management projects. This update also complies with the requirements for the National Flood Insurance Program Community Rating System. Due to the proximity to the Gulf of Mexico, Destin is prone to significant rainfall events that impact the overall number of repetitive loss properties. Typically, these events vary from typical thunderstorms that bring 1”- 3” of rain to local flood events that bring excess of 6” of rain during an event, as well as tropical storms and hurricanes. In recent years, the City has focused on identifying and remediating repetitive loss areas that correlate with the City’s Local Mitigation Strategy (LMS). This strategy has proven to be successful given the recent number of substantial stormwater and flood control projects that have been completed. These projects are listed on the City’s 2016 LMS (the 2021 LMS is still in development) and other City initiatives are as follows:
Questions concerning any of these projects should be directed to the Department of Public Works at email@example.com, or by calling 850-837-6869.