Know Your Risk

Become familiar with your risk of floods and flood-related hazards before they occur.
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This page has not been translated into Kirundi. Visit the Kirundi page for resources in that language.

You can maximize your flood preparedness and recovery by reviewing information in advance. Everyone has specific actions and steps they can take to understand their flood risk, depending on the role they have in the community.

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Visit the FEMA Flood Map Service Center (MSC) to find your home or community’s flood map.

Resources by Role

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This information will help you understand and navigate your flood risk, with resources and information tailored to your needs.

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The work of community managers is fundamental to the effective management of floodplain resources and flood mitigation.

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State, local, tribal and territorial partners work alongside FEMA to be prepared and develop flood mitigation practices.

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Engineers, surveyors, and architects play an important role in building mitigation solutions and providing data.

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Real estate, lending and insurance professionals play an important role in helping their communities understand flood risk.

Are you looking for information about risks from other types of hazards? Visit the Risk Management page.