Initial Flood Assessment Projects are the process by which the county identifies causes and contributing factors to the recent flooding and looking at what can be done to improve drainage on a relatively short-term basis. Local consultants are in the field identifying blocked pipes, culverts, ditches, canals, creeks and streams for clearing. They are also reviewing development permits to determine if they are causing or contributing to the flooding problem. Data from this effort will enable the county to proceed with early activities that will provide relief prior to next rainy season. All of this information will be documented on an interactive website where the public can track progress, participate and share their observations.
To find out which project study area you reside in, visit www.leegov.com/Irma/flood
and scroll down to the interactive flooding assessment map.