J.R. Evans Engineering provides comprehensive flood zone mapping services, including revisions to Flood Insurance Rate Maps which establish flood insurance premiums. Our firm is recognized by the State of Florida as Certified floodplain Managers (CFM). Specifically, we specialize in revising properties erroneously located within higher risk "V" or "AE" flood zones to a lower risk flood zone or relocation of floodway boundaries where supported by onsite survey data and computer modeling. The result of these revisions substantially reduces flood insurance premiums.

J.R. Evans Engineering has developed a technology to efficiently modify the maps where existing conditions support a change. We first perform a preliminary review of the existing data, maps, etc. , Utilizing this information along with years of experience of working within the FEMA regulatory paradigm and sound engineering judgment, we are able to determine the potential success of a map modification. JR Evans Engineering has a proven 100% approval record for FEMA map modifications, and is equally as successful in letting our clients know when it doesn't make sense to spend their money pursuing a change. It should be noted that amendments to the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) do not eliminate your physical risk of flooding and the continued purchase of flood insurance is always recommended. Our intention is to more accurately depict your property's risk designation on the FIRM.


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Floodplain Management

Project: Heard Bridge Road/Peace River Floodway LOMR

Location: Hardee County, Florida

Description: J.R. Evans Engineering, P.A., completed a detailed hydraulic model analysis for a portion of the Peace River to evaluate an adjustment to the floodway boundaries specific to a piece of property. The project involved obtaining detailed topographic data, cross-section data, updating the current effective hydraulic models with specific information, conducting floodway adjustment analysis and permitting through FEMA.

 

Project: Wyndham Grand Resort

Location: Pinellas County, Florida

Description: J.R. Evans Engineering, P.A., provided floodplain mapping, modeling and facilitated a Conditional Letter of Map Revision (CLOMR). The project included the design and analysis of a proposed wave dissipating retaining wall that resulted in an AE flood zone rating over the proposed development site. By completing a CLOMR before construction., we helped save $500,000 in construction costs. Once the wall is constructed, a Letter of Map Revision (LOMR) will formalize the flood zone change. The building's owners will also experience a significant savings in the annual flood insurance costs.

 

Project: Jade IV Condominium

Location: Miami-Dade County, Florida

Description: J.R. Evans Engineering, P.A., provided floodplain mapping and facilitated a Letter of Map Revision (LOMR) to more accurately depict the flood zone designation for the site for a proposed condominium project, Jade IV Condominium located on Sunny Isles Beach. The LOMR revised the flood zone designation for the property forma high risk VE zone to a much lower risk AE zone, resulting in a significant savings in their annual flood insurance premium and with construction costs.

 

Project: Beach Tower at Moraya Bay Condominium LOMR

Location: Collier County, Florida

Description: J.R. Evans Engineering, P.A., provided floodplain management services to map and facilitate a Letter of Map Revision (LOMR) to more accurately depict the flood zone designation for the Beach Tower at Moraya Bay Condominium Association. The LOMR revised the flood zone designation for the property from a high risk VE zone to a much lower risk AE zone which reduced their annual flood insurance premium by approximately $180,000.

 

Project:Sea House at Naples Cay LOMR

Location: Collier County, Florida

Description: J.R. Evans Engineering, P.A., provided Flood Zone Modification services to map and facilitate a Letter of Map Revision (LOMR) for the Sea House at Naples Cay located in Naples, Florida, adjacent to the Gulf of Mexico. The LOMR revised the flood zone designation for the property from a high risk "VE" to a much lower "AE" zone, which resulted in a significant savings in their annual flood insurance premium.

 

Project: Villas Raphael at Naples Cay LOMR

Location: Collier County, Florida

Description: J.R. Evans Engineering, P.A., provided Flood Zone Modification services to map and facilitate a Letter of Map Revision (LOMR) for the Villas Raphael beachfront community located in Naples, Florida, adjacent to the Gulf of Mexico. The LOMR revised the flood zone designation for the property from a high risk "VE" to a much lower risk "AE" zone, which resulted in significant savings of approximately 90% in their annual flood insurance premium.

 

Project: Hidden Harbor LOMR

Location: Lee County, Florida

Description: The project involved conducting a detailed hydraulic model analysis for the Ten Mile Canal to evaluate an adjustment to the floodway boundary affecting a specific property. The property had previously received development entitlement prior to the floodway designation. The project scope included obtaining site specific topographic data, cross-section information, updating the current effective models, conducting a floodway adjustment analysis and permitting the revision through FEMA and Lee County. As a result of the analysis and permitting, the floodway boundary are adjusted and the majority of the property is no longer encumbered by the floodway designation.

 

Project: Rapallo at Coconut Point LOMAs

Location: Lee County, Florida

Description: J.R. Evans Engineering provided floodplain management services to map and facilitate a Letter of Map Amendment (LOMA) for the five (5) Rapallo Condominium Associations located in Estero, Lee County, Florida to more accurately depict the property's flood zone designation. The effort included a total of 51 buildings/properties being converted from an AE flood zone designation to an X flood zone designation and now considered out of the Special Flood Hazard Area. The effort resulted in a significant savings in flood insurance for the Rapallo residences.

 

Project: Sandpearl Condominium Coastal LOMR

Location: Clearwater, Florida

Description: J.R. Evans Engineering provided floodplain management services to map and facilitate a Letter of Map Revision (LOMR) to more accurately depict the flood zone designation for a condominium property located in Clearwater, Florida. The LOMR revised the flood zone designation for the property from a high risk "VE" zone to a much lower risk "AE" zone, which resulted in a significant savings in flood insurance premium and building requirements.

 

Project: Owl Creek & Trout Creek LOMR

Location: Lee County, Florida

Description: The project involved conducting a detailed hydraulic model analysis for both the Owl Creek and Trout Creek tributaries to evaluate an adjustment to the floodway boundaries for each tributary. The project involved obtaining detailed topographic data, cross-section data, updating the current effective models with specific information, conducting floodway adjustment analysis and permitting through Lee County and FEMA. Per the results of the analysis, the FEMA maps were revised to reflect the new floodway boundaries. As a result, less of the subject property was encumbered by the floodway condition.

 

Project: Lemuria Community LOMA

Location: Collier County, Florida

Description: Provided floodplain management services to map and facilitate a Letter of Map Amendment (LOMA). The effort included a total of 12 buildings being approved for removal from the Special Flood Hazard Area or flood zone, resulting in insurance savings for those residences.

 

Project: Sian Ocean Residences LOMR

Location: Hollywood, Florida

Description: Provided floodplain management services to map and facilitate a Letter of Map Revision (LOMR) to more accurately depict the flood zone designation for Sian Ocean Residences Condo Association located in Hollywood, Florida, adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean. The LOMR revised the flood zone designation for the property from a high risk "VE" zone to a much lower risk "AE" zone which resulted in a significant savings in their annual flood insurance premium of approximately $120,000.

 

Project: Stazzone Coastal LOMR

Location: Duckkey, Florida

Description: J.R. Evans Engineering provided floodplain management services to map and facilitate a Letter of Map Revision (LOMR) to more accurately depict the flood zone designation for a property owner on the Florida Keys. The LOMR revised the flood zone designation for the property from a high risk "V" zone to a much lower risk "A" zone, which resulted in a significant savings in flood insurance premium and building requirements.

 


Project: Villages of Monterey, Community Wide LOMA

Location: Collier County, Florida

Description: J.R. Evans Engineering provided floodplain management services to map and facilitate a Letter of Map Amendment (LOMA). The effort included a total of 72 participants and 64 were approved for removal from the Special Flood Hazard Area or flood zone, resulting in insurance savings for those residences that participated.

 

Project: La Mer Condominium Coastal LOMR

Location: Hallandale Beach, Florida

Description: Provided floodplain management services to map and facilitate a Letter of Map Revision (LOMR) to more accurately depict the flood zone designation for La Mer Condominium located in Hallandale Beach, Florida, adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean. The LOMR revised the flood zone designation for the property from a high risk "VE" zone to a much lower risk "X" zone (shaded) which resulted in a significant savings in their annual flood insurance premium.

 

Project: Malaga Condominium Coastal LOMR

Location: Hallandale Beach, Florida

Description: Provided floodplain management services to map and facilitate a Letter of Map Revision (LOMR) to more accurately depict the flood zone designation for La Mer Condominium located in Hallandale Beach, Florida, adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean. The LOMR revised the flood zone designation for the property from a high risk "VE" zone to a much lower risk "X" zone (shaded) which resulted in a significant savings in their annual flood insurance premium.

 

Project: FEMA Hydrologic Analysis, Collier County School System

Location: Collier County, Florida

Description: Responsible for site data collection of 58 schools in Collier County to improve their rating from the FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps via a combination of Letters of Map Revisions and Appeals of the currently modified flood maps. The project included collection of topographic information, base flood elevations, elevation certificates, and LIDAR imagery. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) was used to validate our data and revise the Flood Insurance Rates Maps saving Collier County Schools over $800,000 in flood insurance premiums.

 

Project: Fruit Farm Creek Hydrologic Restoration

Location: Marco Island, Florida

Description: Responsible for Hydrologic Analysis of a tidal 263 acre mangrove system altered by the construction of State Road 92 resulting in approximately 60 acres of mangrove die off. Project required remote tidal monitoring, hydraulic modeling of existing culvert systems, modeling of proposed culvert system, and tidal monitoring of the mangrove system with proposed restoration of tidal exchange and swale/culvert flushing.

 

Project: L' Ambiance at Pelican Bay Condominium LOMA

Location: Collier County, Florida

Description: J.R. Evans Engineering provided floodplain management services to analyze and facilitate a Letter of Map Amendment (LOMA) to more accurately depict the flood zone designation for five (5) condominium buildings within the development. The LOMA revised the flood zone designation for the buildings from a high risk "A" zone to a much lower risk "X" zone, which resulted in a significant savings in flood insurance premiums.

 


New FEMA Map Zones in Broward County, Florida

Josh Evans, president of J.R. Evans Engineering discusses the new FEMA Flood Map designations for Broward County and the financial impact on residents' insurance premiums and property values. J.R. Evans Engineering offers complimentary review of properties that have been affected by the FEMA Flood Map changes to see if they qualify for a Flood Zone Modification. For more information, please call 1-844-JREVANS or 239-405-0458.

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