Local Flood Hazard Information
Flooding in the Town of Davie
A large portion of the Town of Davie is located within an environmentally sensitive region known as the C-11 West basin. This area also encompasses the vast majority of the Town that falls within a special flood hazard area. The C-11 West basin includes all areas of the CBWCD that are located west of Nob Hill Road. Stormwater that drains from each area within this C-11 West basin proceeds to flow into South Florida Water Management District’s C-11, or South New River canal (recognized by many as the Griffin Road canal). Stormwater that enters the C-11 at all points west of Nob Hill Road is pumped via SFWMD’s S-9 (pump station) directly into the Everglades (Water Conservation Area 3A).
Hurricane Irene (1999) is the most recent example of widespread flooding in the Town. Because of the extensive flooding from this storm, the Town identified 13 areas where the drainage system needed to be improved. Thus, the Town initiated a capital improvements project to deal with these drainage issues.
More Davie Flood Information
Visit Ready.gov for more information relating to flood-related information, including a list of flood insurance companies in the state of Florida, process of filing a letter of map revision, property protection measures and flood safety tips. The Town’s flood information library is located at:
Davie-Cooper City Library
4600 SW 82nd Avenue
Davie, FL 33328
This library contains FEMA publications, flood insurance rate maps (FIRMs), and other flood-related documents. If you would like to see real-time site readings from the regional water pumps, please visit the South Florida Water Management Website.
Flooding is the most common natural disaster in the United States. View information for those who live in or near a Special Flood-Hazard Area.
The Town of Davie has completed its annual progress report that evaluates its implementation of the Broward County Local Mitigation Strategy. View the report.
Standard homeowner’s insurance policies do not cover losses due to floods. However, Davie is a participant in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), which makes it possible for property owners to obtain federally backed flood insurance.
View the requirements for obtaining a development permit in a floodplain area.
Find tips on how to stay safe before, during, and after a flood.
Property protection measures, including retrofitting, should be taken with the onset of a flood or if your home is susceptible to flooding.
Broward FEMA Flood Map Effective August 18, 2014
The purpose of this document is to explain our management procedures for review of Elevation Certificates and all other required floodplain-related construction certificates including, but not limited to, Floodproofing Certificates and engineered flood opening certificates