Floodplain Management


Following are the resources for Floodplain Management.

Letter of Map Revision (LOMR) FEMA Flood Map Service Center: Search By Address. View all FEMA revised LOMRs. 

New Floodplain Ordinance 4/24/2023 

NEW: Elevation Certificates Map.
View the elevation certificates on record with the GIS web map link.

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 (PDF).

Flood Maps.
Search for 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, 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. *Effective date to be announced*

Limit of Moderate Wave Action (LiMWA).

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

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

Elevated Residential Structures, FEMA-54 (PDF).
Check what is the benefit of elevating your home. 

Protecting Manufactured Homes from Floods and Other Hazards, FEMA P-85 (PDF).
Check the multi-hazard foundation and installation guide.

Coastal Construction Manual (PDF).
See the principles and practices of planning, siting, designing, constructing, and maintaining residential buildings in Coastal Areas.

Hazard Mitigation Assistance Guidance Addendum (PDF).
See the hazard mitigation grant program, pre-disaster mitigation program, and flood mitigation assistance program.

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

Protecting Floodplain Resources, FEMA-268 (PDF).
The introduction to a basic understanding of natural resources in floodplains and how to protect these areas.

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

Substantial Improvement/Damage (PDF).
Learn about the 50% rule for substantially improved/damaged structures.

Visit the FloodSmart website.

Flood Protection Library