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Risk MAP Success Stories

This page captures success stories in the Risk MAP program and how it has helped reduce flood risk among communities nationwide. This page is intended for state and community officials, mitigation and urban planners and other individuals interested in how the Risk MAP program and project cycle can benefit their community in identifying and mitigating flood hazards.

Risk MAP in Communities Across the Country

FEMA and its partners have completed a number of projects as part of the Risk MAP program, working to identify, assess and reduce flood risk in communities across the nation.

The Risk MAP process may involve different steps for different projects but typically begins with Project Planning, followed by Mapping, Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) Issuance, Risk Assessment, Effective FIRM Issuance, and Mitigation Planning.  Community outreach, education and risk communication are also built into the process. These stories provide examples of Risk MAP successes at different stages in the process.

Project Planning

♦ Discovery

  1. Coweta County, Georgia Enhances Countywide Hazard Mitigation Plan Using Flood Risk Products

Mapping and Data

♦ Data and Product Development

  1. Robust Outreach Leads to Expedited Updates to the Flood Insurance Rate Maps for the New Orleans Area
  2. Clackamas County, Oregon: Can Risk MAP Turn on a Dime?

♦ Flood Risk Review Meeting

♦ Resilience Meeting

  1. Coweta County, Georgia Enhances County Hazard Mitigation Plan Using Flood Risk Products
  2. Gwinnett County, Georgia Revamps Stormwater Infrastructure Improvement Plans

Preliminary FIRM Issuance

♦ Distribution of Maps and Data

  1. Robust Outreach Leads to Expedited Updates to the Flood Insurance Rate Maps for the New Orleans Area

♦ Consultation Coordination Officer Meeting

♦ Due Process/90- Day Appeal Period

Risk Assessment

♦ Flood Risk Products

  1. Clackamas County, Oregon: Can Risk MAP Turn on a Dime?
  2. Coweta County, Georgia Enhances Countywide Hazard Mitigation Plan Using Flood Risk Products
  3. Gwinnett County, Georgia Revamps Stormwater Infrastructure Improvement Plans
  4. New York Catskills Watersheds – Partnerships and Products for More Resilient Communities

FIRM Issuance/Map Adoption

Coming Soon.

Planning for Mitigation Action

Community Engagement, Outreach and Education

Partnerships

Related Links

Take Action!

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.

Learn more about Multi-Hazard Mitigation Planning. Be Prepared!

Last Updated: 
04/16/2018 - 13:28