Welcome to the Region III Risk Mapping, Analysis, and Planning (Risk MAP) website for West Virginia!
Risk MAP is a national FEMA program to work 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. More details about the Risk MAP program can be found here, and specific project information can be found by entering your community information into our Projects page.
If you have any questions, please click on Contact Us to reach out.
Know Your Risk
Floods are one of the most common and costly natural disasters in the nation and can happen in any location at any time. Remember, just because you haven’t experienced a flood in the past, doesn’t mean you won’t in the future. It is important for you to understand the flood risk to your property so that you can take steps now to keep your family, home and workplace safe from harm. Here are ways you can find out your property’s flood risk:
- View the effective FEMA flood map for your location at the FEMA Flood Map Service Center. Read the Product and Tools Overview page for different viewing options through Google Earth and the FEMA GeoPlatform.
- Contact your community’s floodplain administrator (often an official in the zoning or planning department) to learn more about local flood risks in your area. They can also tell you whether a flood risk project is underway that affects your community.
To understand your flood risk and view your flood maps, visit the Flood Map Service Center (MSC).
To learn more about the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and how to get flood insurance, visit www.Floodsmart.gov.
Make a plan, be ready for disaster, visit www.Ready.gov.