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Pima County seeks public input on flooding

Posted at 5:27 PM, Jun 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-15 21:09:49-04

PIMA COUNTY, Ariz. — With monsoon nearing, many are preparing and bracing for possible flooding. Pima County Regional Flood Control wants to hear from you so the department can create a flood management plan; and this public input could help you save money on your flood insurance.

An 11-question survey is all it takes to give your input and for Flood Control to understand your flood awareness and concerns.

"This survey will help us gauge public awareness about flooding, public preferences for floodplain management and determine where problems areas exist that we need to address. Doing so helps lower insurance rates," said Greg Saxe with Pima County Regional Flood Control.

Filling out this survey will also help improve the county's standing under the National Flood Insurance Program. Currently, Pima County ranks as a Class 5 community. That gives residents a 25-percent discount when purchasing or renting flood insurance. Flood Control hopes, with enough input from the public, that it can classify Pima County as Class 3; which comes with a 35-percent discount.

"The results of the survey will be used along with hazard assessment of population, properties, critical facilities within the floodplains in order to identify problem areas and come up with the most effective management activities to reduce flood risk for Pima County residents," said Saxe.

Flood Control will create its flood management plan based on the results of the survey and present it to the public for final review this fall. It will then go to the board of supervisor for a vote.

Click here to participate in the survey.