Water resource management entails not only using our water wisely, but also preparing for and managing large influxes of water during flood events.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has developed preliminary new Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) to better identify areas of high risk, and the public input period is underway. The following FEMA and NYSDEC publications are designed to help residents, businesses and municipal officials understand the new maps and their implications.
How the NFIP Works (FEMA)
Common Questions and Answers about Flood Insurance In New York State (NYSDEC)
Myths and Facts about the National Flood Insurance Program (FEMA)
About the Mandatory Purchase of Flood Insurance Requirement
Top Ten NFIP Facts for Consumers
NFIP Map and Zone Grandfather Rules
Floodplain Construction Requirements in New York State (NYSDEC)
Homeowner's Guide to Retrofitting
Non-Residential Floodproofing-- Requirements and Certification (FEMA)
Your Community is Getting a New Flood Insurance Rate Map (FEMA)
Adoption of Flood Insurance Rate Maps by Participating Communities
NFIP Community Rating System (FEMA)