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Know Your Risk: By Audience

To protect against floods, it is important to know the risks your area faces, the role you play in minimizing these risks and the actions you can take to protect your community.

There are three important steps to take in effectively reducing flood risks.

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Know Your Risk

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Know Your Role

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Take Action

These efforts vary depending on the role you play in your community. To learn more about the steps you can take, review the information specific to your role.

Find Resources

This section helps homeowners find their property's flood map, understand flood risk zones, and learn how to request a change to their flood zone designation.

This section contains FEMA technical references and guidance for state and local floodplain managers, including information on National Flood Insurance Program regulations, FEMA’s Letter of Map Change processes, and the Cooperating Technical Partners program.

This section provides engineers, surveyors, and architects with more information on flood hazard mapping, understanding a community or property's risk to floods and the requirements for mapping flood risk.

This section provides insurance professionals and financial lenders with an understanding of a community's flood risk and how it relates to mandatory flood insurance requirements.

Contact Us

For additional information or assistance, contact a Map Specialist in the FEMA Mapping and Insurance eXchange (FMIX).

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