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Know Your Flood Zones

Florida, being a state with a significant portion of its landmass near or at sea level, is particularly susceptible to flooding, especially during hurricane season. As a result, flood surveys and elevation surveys are crucial tools used by government agencies, environmental organizations, and urban planners to understand flood risks, manage development, and plan for infrastructure improvements.

Flood surveys and elevation surveys are common services provided by Stoner. These surveys are required to ensure that all new commercial buildings adhere to proper flood, elevation, and commercial building requirements. 

Flood surveys typically involve mapping out areas prone to flooding based on historical data, topographical features, hydrological modeling, and sea level rise projections. These surveys help identify flood zones, floodplain boundaries, and areas at risk of inundation during storm events or as a result of sea level rise.

Elevation surveys, on the other hand, focus on accurately measuring and mapping the elevation of land surfaces. High-precision elevation data are essential for various purposes, including flood risk assessment, urban planning, infrastructure design, and natural resource management. Technologies such as LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) are commonly used for collecting elevation data with high accuracy and resolution.

In Florida, organizations such as the Florida Division of Emergency Management, the South Florida Water Management District, and local governments conduct flood surveys and elevation surveys to inform land use decisions, emergency response planning, and mitigation efforts. These surveys are particularly important in coastal areas and low-lying regions prone to flooding, where understanding elevation variations and flood risks is critical for sustainable development and resilience against natural hazards.

To learn more about acquiring a flood survey and/or elevation survey for your property call us at (954) 585-0997.

About Stoner

Since 1988, Stoner has continually provided the highest level of quality service to each and every project.  Staying true to the company mission statement of Experience, Excellence, Service and Technology: These are the watchwords that we apply to each of our clients’ projects.  Today, the company services the greater South Florida area including Broward, Miami-Dade, Palm Beach and Monroe Counties.  Allowing the team of professionals to deliver critical surveying services in a timely manner to both the private sector and the government.  For more information on Stoner, please call (954) 585-0997or visit



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