Flood Risk Awareness - Additional Resources
Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) Shoreline and Waterway Management Section
National Flood Insurance Program: The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is operated by FEMA and is intended to provide an alternative to disaster assistance by helping citizens manage their flood risk with the appropriate flood insurance.
Floodsmart.gov: The official website site of the National Flood Insurance Plan provides information on flooding and flood risks, preparation and recovery, residential and commercial coverage, and policyholder information and resources. The site includes a “one-step flood risk profile” tool that provides risk and premium information based on any entered address.
Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM): The Association of State Floodplain Managers began in 1977 as the supporting organization of professionals involved in floodplain management, flood hazard mitigation, flood preparedness, and flood warning and recovery. It is the mission of the Association to mitigate the losses, costs and human suffering caused by flooding and to promote wise use of the natural and beneficial functions of floodplains.
FEMA Preliminary Flood Maps: FEMA has issued preliminary floodplain maps in all three Delaware counties that may become effective in 2014 or 2015, pending public reviews. You may want to check these maps to see if the mapped flood risk for your property will be changing. If you need help finding out which flood zone you are in, please contact Greg Williams at 302-739-9921.
FEMA's Map Service Center: The Map Service Center has flood hazard mapping information and products that may be reviewed online and downloaded. The site includes flood map resources, as well as other flood hazard products and tools for better understanding flood risk. For map orders and questions call 1-800-358-9616.
FEMA’s Mapping Information Platform: FEMA’s site for technical information, including tips and tutorials on topics such as how to read a flood map, and other tools for professionals.
FEMA Resource Materials
Insure Your Risk
- Answers to Questions about the NFIP
- Know Your Flood Risk
- Myths and Facts about the NFIP
- Top 10 Facts Every Consumer Needs to Know about the NFIP
- Things You Should Know About Flood Insurance
- Benefits of Flood Insurance versus Disaster Assistance
- Summary of Coverage
- Homeowner’s Guide to Elevation Certificates
- Flood Insurance and the Grandfathering Rule
- Increased Cost of Compliance Coverage - How You Can Benefit
Know Your Risk
- Risk MAP Flood Risk Products
- Risk MAP and the NFIP
- Mapping Flood Risk
- Flood Hazard Mapping Web Site
- Instructions for Using Map Search
- How to Find Your FIRM and Make a FIRMette
- Moving to Digital Information
- Appeals and Protests
NFIP Reform Materials
- Are You Ready? An In-Depth Guide to Citizen Preparedness (2004; IS-22)
- Above the Flood: Elevating your Flood-Prone House (2000; FEMA P-347)
- Avoiding Hurricane Damage: A Checklist for Homeowners
- Reduce Your Risk from Natural Disasters
- Coastal Construction Manual (2011; FEMA P-55)
- Addressing Your Community’s Flood Problems (1996; FEMA 309)
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