Flood

Commissioners move on Holley by the Sea flood control

Commissioners move on Holley by the Sea flood control

The Board of County Commissioners directed staff Aug. 10 to prepare requests for proposals (RFPs) for flood mitigation efforts related to the Holley by the Sea homeowners’ association. Along with the realignment of drainage on select roadways, county staff will issue RFPs for the clearing of drainage easements within the subdivision. The clearing project was […]

County officials scramble for flood control answers

County officials scramble for flood control answers

From requiring developers to dig deeper stormwater retention ponds to imposing new fees on residents that would pay for better drainage, a task force of Santa Rosa residents, county officials and engineers is recommending measures to fight flooding. The strategies are detailed in a draft report from the group that is scheduled to be discussed […]

Tale of two flood control delays

Tale of two flood control delays

The familiar military axiom “Hurry up and wait” is now shared by the civilian residents of Holley by the Sea and the City of Gulf Breeze who yearn for flood control relief measures they say are long overdue. Each of the similarly sized communities is run by governments that have separate studies in hand documenting […]

New homes on higher ground heighten flood concerns

New homes on higher ground heighten flood concerns

Jason Buttke looks up at the new house under construction next door to his on the 1800 block of Sunrise Drive and wonders where any excess stormwater will drain in the event of heavy rain. Like many new residences going up in Holley by the Sea, the lot under the Adams Homes building has been […]

Residents learn about county flood-zone changes

Residents learn about county flood-zone changes

More than 100 Santa Rosa County residents showed up to two meeting Sept. 28 and 29 to discuss changes to the county’s Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) and the potential effects on their flood insurance costs. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is updating coastal region FIRMs across the nation, and Santa Rosa’s potential changes […]

‘Flood’ mosquitoes have quite the bite

‘Flood’ mosquitoes have quite the bite

For weeks and weeks my husband had been complaining about his stabbing, stinging, itching mosquito bites and resultant welts. He said what made this year different was the mosquitoes were more ferocious, seemed to be much larger and were dive bombing him. At first I thought it was a just an aberration or a purposeful […]