Message 1: Don’t dump in the storm drains; they drain to the bay. Learn how to protect our bay. Visit the MCSTOPPP website. Message 2: Use appropriate erosion and sediment control measures and keep them in good working order. Learn about Marin County’s erosion and sediment control program. Visit the MCSTOPPP website for information.
FAQ Topic: FEMA flood protection messages FAQs
Message 1: Get a permit before you build. Visit the Public Permit Counter Office at the Marin County Civic Center, Room 308. For online information, visit the Community Development Agency Planning Applications and Permits website. Message 2: Know the substantial damage rules. For substantially damaged guidelines see NFIP Substantial Improvement/Substantial Damage: Requirements and Definitions. Message 3: Know the … Continued
Message 1: Reduce the impact of flooding; elevate your furnace, water heater and electric panel above the flood level. Visit the Marin County Civic Center, Room 308 and see our trained professionals in Land Development. Message 2: Keep debris and trash out of streams and ditches. Message 3: Keep gutters clear of leaves and debris.
Message 1: Turn around, don’t drown Each year, more deaths occur due to flooding than from any other severe weather related hazard. The Centers for Disease Control report that over half of all flood-related drownings occur when a vehicle is driven into hazardous flood water. Visit Turn Around Don’t Drown to learn more. Watch this … Continued
Message 1: Flood insurance is mandatory if your property is in a Special Flood Hazard area and you have a federally backed loan. Check Marin Map or visit the Marin County Civic Center, Room 308 and talk to our trained professionals in Land Development to see if your property is in a Special Flood Hazard area. Then … Continued
Message 1: Your property may be subject to flooding. Flooding can happen anytime, anywhere, and everyone lives in a flood zone. FEMA has new flood insurance maps, and it is important to know if you live in a Special Flood Hazard Area. Here are some resources to help: Visit Marin County Civic Center, Room 308 and … Continued