There are things you can do to minimize flood damage before the event occurs. Using some of the following techniques can be helpful to protect your home or business:
For flooding and drainage advice and assistance, please contact (305) 460-5000.
Did you know all new construction, even in low risk flood areas requires a building permit? Before you start to fill, construct an addition, or for any improvements you may be planning, please contact the City’s Building Department, 405 Biltmore Way, Third Floor Coral Gables, FL 33134, at 305-460-5235 for the appropriate permit application. If you see construction occurring without permits, please report this to the City’s Code Enforcement Department, at 305-441-5777. Remember, if a storm occurs, buildings constructed without the proper permits could cause damage to other structures, and may be dangerous to the whole neighborhood!
Did you know that it is illegal to throw anything, ANYTHING AT ALL - into the lakes, canals, or other waters of the City? Do you know that nothing but stormwater is allowed to go into the storm drains located in streets, rights-of-way, and parking lots? Dumping of materials into our waters or drains pollutes those waters, clogs our storm drains, and leads to increased flooding in our neighborhoods. Please report any discharges to bodies of water or storm drains to the City at 305-460-5000 or Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.