This page provides information and resources on flood hazard mapping and the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) detailed to 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 loss.
Engineers, Surveyors, and Architects
Engineers, surveyors, and architects are actively involved in the development of the 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.
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 regulations, FEMA 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 FIRM (flood map), and how to request a LOMC (map change) that may be warranted.
Insurance Professionals and Lenders
Many sources of information are available specifically for insurance professionals and lenders involved with the NFIP to assist implementing their NFIP responsibilities.