Local Flood Hazard
In Osceola County, the primary threat of flooding results from the "ponding" of water during heavy storms. Some flooding can result from overflow of small ditches and streams during significant storm events. Osceola County is relatively flat, however, stormwater sometimes simply overwhelms street drainage and storm outfall devices. Leaves and other debris can clog storm drains, causing water to back up into lower-lying areas. Residents are encouraged not to blow yard waste (i.e. grass clippings, leaves, and small branches) into the street to prevent clogging of the stormwater grates and other similar devices.