FEMA Emergency Management- Flooding

April 2023 Flooding Resources

Flooding Resources

Resident Resources

Residential Damage Assessment Survey

Residential Damage Assessment Survey

The Broward County Resilience Environment team is conducting a residential damage survey to assess the impact of recent flooding in our community. Your participation in this survey is crucial in prioritizing response efforts.

The City of Hallandale Beach is committed to providing aid and resources to our community members who have been impacted. The survey will only take a few minutes of your time, but it will make a huge difference in our efforts to rebuild and recover.

Click here to take the Residential Damage Assessment Survey.

See flooding? Know who to call. 

Flooding in Hallandale BeachNational Weather Service: (305) 229-4528
Flooding in your neighborhoodCity of Hallandale Beach: (954) 457-1616 or report via the MyHB app
Property Protection Consultation (includes site visits and drainage evaluations)City of Hallandale Beach Building Division: (954) 457-1386

If you were affected by April's flooding, FEMA is offering Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) to residents, businesses, and churches to help recover from damage. The permanent DRC is located at Hortt Park (1700 SW 14th Court, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312), and a mobile DRC is available from Tuesday, May 30, 2023, through Saturday, June 10, 2023, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Big Easy Casino (East Parking Lot 831 N. Federal Hwy).

Financial Assistance and Resources

FEMA and SBA are offering financial resources to qualified applicants. To apply for assistance, please download the FEMA app, visit DisasterAssistance.gov or call (1-800) 621-3362.

Community Resources

OrganizationContact Information
Broward Hotline- Assists residents seeking housing, food, financial assistance, relief from abuse, family issues, depression, childcare, suicide prevention, etc.311 or 211
Area Agency on Aging- Provides food assistance, home assistance, transportation services, and more.(954) 745-9779
Shirley Small Park- Provides shelter daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and meals daily from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.1230 SW 34th Ave. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
Broward County Fleet Service Center- Provides shelter daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and meals daily from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
American Red Cross Shelter- Provides overnight shelter daily 3900 FL-7, Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33319
New Hope Missionary Baptist Church- Provides shelter daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and meals daily from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. too 6 p.m.1321 NW 6th St. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311

Business Resources

Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program

Rebuilding Florida businesses bridge loan program

The Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program has funds available for businesses impacted by flooding in Southeast Florida. Businesses in Broward County, including sole proprietors, are eligible to apply. Florida’s small business owners in need of assistance are encouraged to visit www.FloridaJobs.org/EBL to apply for the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program.

The program, administered by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), provides short-term, zero-interest loans to small businesses that experienced economic injury or physical damage due to the flooding in Southeast Florida. Interested applicants can apply now through June 19, 2023, or until all available funds are expended.

Eligible small businesses may apply for loans of up to $50,000 through the program. Loans approved through the Emergency Bridge Loan Program are intended to “bridge the gap” between the time a disaster impacts a business and when a business has secured longer term recovery funding, such as federally or commercially available loans, insurance claims, or other resources.

Loans made under this program are short-term, zero-interest, personal loans using State of Florida funds. They are not grants and loans must be repaid by the approved applicant.

DEO administers the Emergency Bridge Loan Program alongside its fiscal administrator, Florida First Capital Finance Corporation.

Visit www.FloridaJobs.org/EBL to learn more about the program, view the lending guidelines and required documentation, and complete an application by the June 19, 2023, deadline. Business owners who need further program information may call 833-832-4494 Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time.

Business Damage Assessment Survey

If you have damage to your commercial property due to the severe weather, please read and complete the State of Florida online assessment.

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity has activated a Business Damage Assessment Survey to measure the physical and economic impacts of the flooding event in Southeast Florida on local businesses. 

Survey responses will assist the state in accelerating recovery efforts by providing data on the needs of affected businesses.

Click here to take the Business Damage Assessment Survey.

If you need additional assistance, please call (850) 815-4925 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or email ESF18@EM.MyFlorida.com. 

Broward County has established Broward.org/Flood to update residents on changing conditions. Residents can report flooding and upload photos at Flooding.Broward.org, and view flooding reports at Crowdsource.Broward.org. 

Click here to view the DEO Resources Guide in English.

Click here to view the DEO Resources Guide in Spanish.

Additional Business Resources

The City's Response to the April 2023 Flooding

The City is Participating in the FEMA Community Rating System

The City of Hallandale Beach was the first community in Broward County to secure a class 6 CRS rating, which provides a 20% reduction in flood insurance premium rates for properties located within the Special Flood Hazard Area and a 10% reduction for properties outside the Special Flood Hazard Area.

Public Works Department is Carrying Out Drainage Improvements

Our Public Works Department is hard at work to mitigate the effects of the recent flooding. 

Click here for up-to-date info on our Public Works Department's projects. 

The City is Adapting to Sea-level Rise-Related Flooding

In 2020, the City Commission adopted the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact's Unified Sea Level Rise projections and committed to designing and building new infrastructure and capital projects to be able to withstand the projected sea-level rise for the project's lifespan. 

We've installed tidal check valves in the City to minimize tidal flooding during events like King Tides. Additionally, the City carried out a Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Plan to start adapting our existing infrastructure to future sea-level rise scenarios and is currently seeking grant funding for many of the projects listed within.

Click here to view the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact's Unified Sea Level Rise projections.