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Floodplain Management Library and Resource Center

This library contains floodplain management documents for reference before, during and after disasters. The documents in this collection relate to flooding and the National Flood Insurance Program.

NFIP Community Enrollment and Eligibility Handbook

NFIP Floodplain Management Requirements: A Study Guide and Desk Reference for Local Officials

FEMA-480: This document can be used as a study guide to enhance the knowledge and skills of local officials responsible for administering and enforcing local floodplain management regulations. It is also intended to broaden their understanding of floodplain management strategies that can be applied at the local level. Local officials and others can use the study guide to help them study for the exam for the Association of State Flood-plain Manager’s (ASFPM) Certified Floodplain Manager designation.

Managing Floodplain Development in Approximate Zone A Areas

Provides information on obtaining and developing base flood elevations (BFEs) in Zone A Areas where BFEs are not listed on the Flood Insurance Rate Map or in the Flood Insurance Study. Goes over sources of base flood elevations, including federal, state and local sources; as well as simplified methods for estimating a base flood elevation including contour interpolation and data extrapolation.

Application for Participation in The National Flood Insurance Program

Last updated April 9, 2021