Floodplain Management

Floodplain Management


The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)
The NFIP offers flood insurance to help you protect the life you’ve built and recover more quickly after a flood.

Answers to Questions About the NFIP

Flood Maps
Search an address and turn on layer Effective Flood Zones – February 18, 2005 to view your current flood zone.

Preliminary FEMA Flood Maps
Once the FINAL FIRMs are effective, expected sometime in 2021 or 2022, they will be used to determine the minimum elevation needed for construction to reduce the chances of flooding as well as the construction methods required in certain zones.

Limit of Moderate Wave Action (LiMWA)

FEMA Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Grant Program - Administered by Monroe County
Grant program to elevate, demolish or reconstruct your home. 

Above the Flood: Elevating Your Floodprone House, FEMA-347
Learn the benefits of elevating a floodprone home.

Elevated Residential Structures, FEMA-54
This document will educate homeowners of the value of elevated residential structures.

Protecting Manufactured Homes from Floods and Other Hazards, FEMA P-85
A multi-hazard foundation and installation guide.

Coastal Construction Manual
Principles and practices of planning, siting, designing, constructing, and maintaining residential buildings in Coastal Areas.

Mitigation of Flood and Erosion Damage to Residential Buildings in Coastal Areas, FEMA-257
Ways to reduce flood and erosion damage to your home.

Protecting Building Utilities From Flood Damage, FEMA-P-348
Principles and practices for the design and construction of flood resistant building utility systems.

Protecting Floodplain Resources, FEMA-268
Introduction to a basic understanding of natural resources in floodplains and how to protect these areas.

Reducing Damage from Localized Flooding, FEMA 511
How communities can help reduce damage, disruption and public and private costs that result from flooding.

Substantial Improvement/Damage
Learn about the 50% rule for substantially improved structures.

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Megan Rumbaugh
Floodplain/CRS Coordinator
Phone: 305-664-6423