Escambia Officials Take Over Ponds to Reduce the Impact of Flooding
One of the surest ways to reduce urban flooding is to build extra capacity upstream to store the deluge of rainwater that falls during an intense…
Inch of Rain Causes Flooding at Site of Flood Defenders’ Campaign
A single inch of rain flooded the Perdido Estates neighborhood in Escambia County, Florida — an area at the heart of an ongoing Flood Defenders…
Santa Rosa County Denies Flood Protection Measures in New Code
Despite impassioned pleas from Santa Rosa residents and Flood Defenders’ Technical Advisor Chris Curb, the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) did…
Flood Defenders in Escambia County’s District 3 Demand Better Protection
Lead Flood Defender Michelle Tyler and her neighbors gathered at Oakfield Acres Park to voice their concerns about flooding.
Escambia Neighborhood Outside of FEMA Flood Zone Keeps Flooding
Homes around Windsong Avenue and Surrey Drive in Escambia County do not sit in a flood zone, according to maps from the Federal Emergency Management…
Florida Panhandle Cities Break Records for High-Tide Flood Days
Three cities in the Florida Panhandle saw more high-tide flood days in 2020 than any year on record, according to a new report from the National…
Escambia Neighborhood Shows How FEMA's Maps Are Wrong
A neighborhood in Escambia County’s District 5 shows the problem with flood maps used by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Escambia County Commissioner Steven Barry Offers Pond Fix to Flood Defenders
After Escambia County Flood Defenders Darlyn Butler and her brother Skip Butler got on the microphone at a town hall, their commissioner said he can…
What Happened to Escambia's $417 Million Flood Agenda?
Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared on FloodTrends.org. Flood Trends has since merged with Flood Defenders to form Flood Defenders News.
What Has Escambia County Done About Flooding Lately?
As hurricane season begins in Escambia County, one completed flood project shows improvement, while the slow progress of another highlights…
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Signs Historic $640 Million Flood Legislation
Governor Ron DeSantis has signed the Always Ready legislation aimed at addressing Florida’s vulnerability to flooding.
Homes in Floodplains Overvalued by Nearly $44 Billion, Study Says
Almost 4 million single-family homes in floodplains are overvalued at an average of $11,526, according to new research from Stanford University…
Chris Curb: Flooding doesn't have to be like this
Escambia County has had four so-called “100-year” flood events in the last ten years. It doesn’t take a civil engineer like me to tell you that these…
Escambia County’s Proposed Flood Maps Are Still Wrong
Escambia County has released the preliminary results of a multi-year project to update the county’s flood maps, but they still don't accurately…
Flood Risk Likely to Cause FEMA Insurance Hike, Decrease Home Value in Florida
FEMA is implementing a new pricing model for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) called Risk Rating 2.0. Risk Rating 2.0 will set new…