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User Groups

This page provides information and resources on flood hazard mapping and the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) for different user groups, including engineers, surveyors, and architects; floodplain managers; homeowners; and insurance professionals and financial lenders. Select the links below to learn more about how you can better understand your flood risk and mitigate flood losses. 

Engineers, Surveyors, and Architects
Provides information for engineers, surveyors, and architects that are actively involved in the development of new and updated flood hazard information presented on Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) and related products.This page outlines products, services, and publications available to these users.

Floodplain Managers
Provides an overview of the types of flood hazard mapping resources (products, services and publications) that FEMA makes available to state and local floodplain managers and other state and local officials, including information on NFIP development regulations, FEMA's Letter of Map Change (LOMC) processes, FEMA guidelines and guidance documents, and training.

Provides resources to assist homeowners in how to locate and read their community's flood map, and how to request a map change that may be warranted.

Insurance Professionals and Lenders
Provides information specifically for insurance professionals and lenders to assist them in implementing their NFIP responsibilities.

Last Updated: 
11/26/2019 - 12:47