Flood Risk and Mitigation Public Information Working Group

The Pinellas County Flood Risk and Mitigation Public Information Working Group (FRMPIWG) develops, reviews and updates the Program for Public Information, providing a unique opportunity to coordinate consistent messaging countywide and avoid duplication of effort among the various initiatives to reduce flood risk and damage.

The working group meets up to three times a year to:

  • Review the PPI.
  • Evaluate flood insurance coverage, floodplain mitigation strategies, flood warning and response.
  • Provide input to the Local Mitigation Strategy (LMS) Working Group and review the LMS, which serves as the County’s Floodplain Management Plan.
  • Review flood mitigation projects and evaluates project and plan implementation.
  • Develop annual reports.

This multi-jurisdictional committee has members from both inside and outside the local government agencies. Unincorporated and municipal staff cover a variety of roles, maximizing the exposure and coordination among various department functions. The types of roles represented include Floodplain Management, Public Works, Communications, Environmental Management, Planning and Development Services and Emergency Management. Many of these departments have designated Public Information Officers (PIOs).

Community staff work together with active members of the community, including representatives of the insurance, real estate and mortgage lending industries, neighborhood associations and the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council (TBRPC) to develop and implement this plan.

Past Meetings

Date Title Attachments
January 31, 2019 Flood Risk and Mitigation Public Information Working Group Five Year Kickoff Meeting AgendaMinutes
June 20, 2019 Flood Risk and Mitigation Public Information Working Group Meeting AgendaMinutes
September 19, 2019 Flood Risk and Mitigation Public Information Working Group Meeting AgendaMinutes
January 31, 2020 Flood Risk and Mitigation Public Information Working Group Meeting AgendaMinutes
May 29, 2020 Flood Risk and Mitigation Public Information Working Group Meeting AgendaMinutes
October 16, 2020 Flood Risk and Mitigation Public Information Working Group Meeting AgendaMinutes
January 29, 2021 Flood Risk and Mitigation Public Information Working Group Meeting AgendaMinutes
May 21, 2021 Flood Risk and Mitigation Public Information Working Group Meeting AgendaMinutes
October 22, 2021 Flood Risk and Mitigation Public Information Working Group Meeting AgendaMinutes
January 28, 2022 Flood Risk and Mitigation Public Information Working Group Meeting AgendaMinutes
May 6, 2022 Flood Risk and Mitigation Public Information Working Group Meeting AgendaMinutes
October 28, 2022 Flood Risk and Mitigation Public Information Working Group Meeting AgendaMinutes