To The Residents of Redington Shores,
One of the many benefits of living in the Town of Redington Shores is our proximity to water. With the white sandy beaches to the west and the Intracoastal to the east, residents and visitors to our town have an opportunity to enjoy boating, swimming or just lounging in the sun listening to the gentle waves of the Gulf. The proximity to water on all sides that draw so many people to our barrier island also bring certain risks associated with flooding. Whether caused by heavy rains or storm surge, it is important for our residents to be aware of these risks and make appropriate preparations to reduce potential flood damage.
In order to better assist our residents with this responsibility, a group of residents and town staff came together at the end of 2015 and formed the Program for Public Information (PPI) committee. Over the last three years, the PPI committee has been diligently working on developing outreach programs that serve to educate our residents on flood hazards and assist them in reducing the costs of potential flooding damage to their homes. The Town of Redington Shores PPI committee has been working closely with Pinellas County in developing important flood hazard information that can now be found under the “Flood and Hurricane” tab on this website. If you haven’t done so already, I would encourage you to review this info as well as the Flood Information Brochure and learn more about what steps you can take to be better prepared for upcoming storms.
One of the most important steps you can take in protecting your home is the purchase of flood insurance for your home, business or rental. Based upon the most recent FEMA data we received, there are a number of homes that do not yet have flood insurance. Whether it is the perceived cost of flood insurance premiums or simply questions about what can be a confusing policy, the Town of Redington Shores wants to help explain the ins and outs of flood insurance. Working with the PPI Committee, we have arranged to have a brief flood insurance information session for the residents of Redington Shores that will take place at Town Hall on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 6:30 PM. This free event is an excellent opportunity for you learn more about your flood risks and ask any questions you may have about flood insurance policies. I hope that you will join us for this very important workshop.
Mayor MaryBeth Henderson