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FEMA Region 8 office, located in Denver, CO, partners with federal emergency management for 29 Tribal Nations and the following states.


Visit the state's page for localized content, such as disaster recovery centers, flood maps, fact sheets, jobs and other resources.


Nancy Dragani

Region 8 Administrator

Katherine Fox

Region 8 Deputy Administrator

Region 8 Resources

Use the search filters below to browse content tailored to help Region 8 prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters.

FEMA ArtWorks Program

The FEMA ArtWorks program is designed to raise risk awareness and start dialogues on the need and value of flood mitigation. The program does this through partnerships between FEMA, artists, and local communities. The partners share the goal of communicating the importance of mitigation to reduce risk by using information people can relate to in a personal way.

Project: Floodline Chime Pavilion

Our second ArtWorks project, the Floodline Chime Pavilion is a mobile work by Nathan Hall and Drew Austin. It’s a steel structure that supports suspended, laser-etched aluminum chimes that map the floodplain levels in vulnerable neighborhoods in Denver, CO.  The length of the chimes and the deepness of their tones correspond to the flood level history and potential risk along the South Platte waterway.  Using handheld strikers made of wood collected from the floodplain, participants are encouraged to enter the pavilion and gently strike the chimes.” 

Project: Community Forms

The first project completed under the FEMA ArtWorks banner supported by Region 8, Community Forms is an art installation that serves as both a community gathering space and a means to redirect stormwater. Learn more about Community Forms.

Find Your Flood Map

Risk Mapping, Assessment and Planning (Risk MAP) is a national FEMA program that works with states, tribes, territories and local communities to evaluate and better understand their current flood risk, as well as the actions that can be taken to mitigate and become more resilient against future risk.

NFIP Flood Mapping Projects

FEMA works with communities throughout Region 8 to update and improve flood maps to provide the best flood risk information available. This allows communities and individuals to make informed decisions regarding where and how to build in a way that protects lives and property.

One of the final steps in the mapping process is a release of preliminary maps for all in the community to review. With this release, there is a 90-day appeal period, during which community members can appeal flood hazard information that they believe is in error.

Appeal packages must be submitted during the 90-day appeal period. Appeals must have supporting scientific or engineering data that show the information on the preliminary maps to be incorrect.

Visit FloodMaps for further details on the process. Preliminary mapping also may be viewed on FEMA’s Map Service Center.

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View 90-day appeal periods for Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming.

Environmental Requirements to Apply for FEMA Funding

When a community applies for FEMA funding — such as Public Assistance, Hazard Mitigation Assistance or Preparedness Grants — potential impacts to the environment and cultural resources must be considered.

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NOTE: Environmental requirements do not apply to individuals and families applying for assistance.

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This virtual public meeting is a chance for Denver County residents and stakeholders to ask FEMA and Mile High Flood District (MHFD) about the new flood maps and flood risk for areas near Harvard Gulch, Dry Gulch (Harvard Gulch Tributary), Sanderson Gulch and Sloan’s Lake Drainageway. They can also learn about the community’s role in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
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Come join your community representatives and Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) at Teton County’s upcoming open house to learn about flood risk in your community.
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FEMA has approved more than $1 million in Hazard Mitigation funding to build a tornado safe room at Lake Farley Park in the city of Milbank.
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FEMA is soliciting written comments from those agencies, organizations, and individuals regarding the development of an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the City Creek Water Treatment Plant (CCWTP) Resilient Water Quality and Supply Project, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah.
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New flood maps have been developed for the City of Creede and unincorporated areas of Mineral County. If residents or businesses feel there is an error in the map, they have a 90-day period to provide scientific or engineering data. Any comments on incorrect labels or other minor errors will be received during this time as well.
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