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This page provides general information about floodplains, flood mapping, flood insurance, and more. Click the + sign to see more information.
What is my flood level?
Your Flood Level
Flood Inundation Map
What are the types of floods and what is a 100-year flood?
Causes of Flooding
Types of Flooding
Flood Warning and Watch Definitions
The 100-Year Flood
Explanation of the 100-Year Flood
What benefits do floodplains provide?
Why Floodplains Are Important
National Flood Insurance Program - Floodplain Benefits
Floodplain Explanation and Benefits
How are floods forecasted?
Forecasting River Floods
Measuring Flood Potential
Predicting Flash Floods
Reducing Flood Risk
How can flood damages be reduced?
Methods to Prevent Future Flood Damages
Steps to Reduce Flood and Water Damage
Preventing Home Flooding
Structural and Non-Structural Floodproofing Measures
What is floodplain management?
Floodplain Management and the National Flood Insurance Program
Overview of Floodplain Management
What is a levee?
Levees and Their Purposes
What should I know if I live behind a levee?
Living Behind Levees
Preparedness for Living in a Floodplain
Emergency Preparedness for Levee Owners and Operators
What is the USACE Levee Safety Program?
Levee Safety Program Overview
Types of Levee Inspections
Video Describing Levee Inspections
Overlap Between Levee Safety Program and National Flood Insurance Program
How are levees accredited?
Meeting the Criteria for Levee Accreditation
Levee Certification vs. Levee Accreditation
What is a provisionally accredited levee (PAL)?
How can my community reduce flood insurance rates?
Community Rating System
Community Rating System Brochure
Do I need flood insurance?
What People Need Flood Insurance
The Cost of Flooding
Where can I get information on flood insurance rates?
Residential Flood Coverage
Commercial Flood Coverage
How do I find an insurance agent?
What emergency supplies should I have ready?
How can I prepare my pets and livestock for a flood?
Preparing for Disasters with Pets
Humane Society's Steps to Prepare Pets
ASPCA's Steps to Prepare Pets
How should I prepare my business?
Business Emergency Plan
How should I prepare my family?
Family Emergency Plans
Emergency Plan Checklist
How do I help my community prepare?
Community Preparedness Plans
Planning Guide to Making Community Emergency Plans
Is my property in a floodplain?
National Flood Maps
PA Flood Maps
What are the differences between floodways and floodplains?
Floodway vs. Floodplain
How are floodplain maps changed?
Changes to Flood Maps
Find When Your Flood Map will be Updated
Implications of Flood Map Changes on Insurance
How do I read a floodplain map?
How to Read a Floodplain Map
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