||Monday, January 1, 2001
||Want to find our if you live in or are looking at a home in a flood-prone area?
To review the most recent FEMA maps, you may visit the regional chapter of the American Red Cross
at 187 Office Place Drive. Call ahead of time to make an appointment at 878-6080.
The Tallahassee and Leon County growth management may have additional information not
included in the FEMA maps, based on anecdotal reports or more specific studies of different
parts of town. In unincorporated Leon County, call 488-9300 to make an appointment.
Within city limits, call 891-7150. A visit to the office is necessary. The city has printed up
poster-sized maps of flood-prone areas that incorporate FEMA information and anecdotal
accounts. For a copy, call 891-8037.
Additional note: Not many insurance companies in Florida offer flood coverage. To get
suggestions for an agent near you, the National Flood Insurance Program has set up a
toll-free number (800) 427-4661. Or check with your mortgage lender. Flood insurance is
required on federally backed mortgages.
Source: Tallahassee Democrat, Nov. 6, 1997.