Preparation is the best way to keep you and those you love safe during an emergency .
Use the information in this guide as a resource before , during and after a hurricane or other disaster . Visit www . jupiter . fl . us / STORM for more information . Through this website , you can access the Jupiter flood zone map , supply lists , evacuation zones and shelter locations . In the event of a storm , this website and our social media sites listed below will also provide helpful information such as FPL updates and lists of grocery stores and gas stations with power .
Protecting Properties from Flood Water and Wind Storms
The Town of Jupiter Building Department ( 561-741-2286 ) and Stormwater Utility Division ( 561-741-2705 ) provide information to residents and neighborhoods on flood and wind protection methods . Members of these departments will also visit a site to review concerns and offer property improvement advice , if requested . The Building Department can assist you with information about flood-proofing solutions , such as elevating structures , installing flood panels , berms , flood walls and implementing other flood-proofing techniques . The Building Department can also provide information about types of financial assistance that may be available for implementing property protection techniques .
Building Code Protections for Wind and Water Damage
All construction requires a permit to ensure that new development and “ substantial improvements ” to existing structures conform to the wind and flood regulations of the Town ’ s building codes . An improvement to a structure located in a flood zone is a “ substantial improvement ” when the cost of the work equals or exceeds 50 % of the structure ’ s market value . These “ substantial improvement ” projects must include all the improvements needed to bring the structure into compliance with current code regulations .
Palm Beach County has a community notification system to alert its cities and towns of hurricanes and floods . This system uses TV Channels 5 , 12 , 25 , 29 ( Comcast channels 03 , 09 , 10 and 11 ) and all local radio stations . During major storms , as conditions permit , the Town is patrolled by police officers and staff from Stormwater , Public Works , Water Utilities and other departments to identify safety hazards and areas of flooding . For emergency information , call the Town ’ s Resident Information Line at 561-743-7013 , or check for updates on the Town ’ s Facebook (@ TownofJupiter and @ JupiterPolice ) and Twitter (@ TownofJupiter ) pages .