Flooding causes more property damage in the United States annually than any other type of natural disaster.
Due to Amelia Island’s location and land elevation, it is in danger of flood at various times due to seasonal or normal storm and tide events, as well as hurricanes.
During a category 3 hurricane, the storm surge would place at least half of the Island under water.
During a category 4 or 5 storm, the surge would place approximately 90 percent of the Island under water.
All builders must secure the necessary permits from local, state and county agencies before any development activity takes place on any site. Development activities include any manmade alteration such as tree removal, land clearing and excavation, and building or remodeling.