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Substantial Damage Estimates begin in Crystal River

By Florida's Original NatureCoaster™ Posted on September 22, 2023

Wednesday, September 20, 2023- Inspectors with City-contracted Atkins Services have begun inspections to assess substantial damage to structures. 

These inspections, referred to as “SDEs” will take several weeks to complete.  Close to 95% of the City of Crystal River is in a special flood hazard area and participates in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). 

Substantial Damage Estimates begin in Crystal River after Hurricane Idalia

What is substantial damage? 

If the repairs needed to bring a structure to its pre-damage condition will equal or exceed 50% of the market value of the structure, not including the value of the land, the structure is considered to be Substantially Damaged. 

Inspectors will be identified by City identification badges and either the City logo or an Atkins logo on their cars.  These teams will attempt to reach residents who are home to explain what they are doing.  The inspectors do not need to access the inside of your structure for the evaluation.  They will not need to go behind fences or gates.  The assessments should take approximately 20 minutes.

Following completion of the inspections, the City will issue letters to notify substantially damaged property owners.   For questions, please contact the Growth Management Department at 352-795-4216 x316.

For more information on the City of Crystal River, visit the City’s website, www.crystalriverfl.org/, or follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cityofcrystalriver.



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