flood insurance rate maps

flood insurance rate maps

Maps maintained by the Mitigation Division of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. They locate and describe areas having a 1 percent risk of flooding in any given year. They can be viewed online at the FEMA's Map Service Center Web site, http://msc.fema.gov.

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com, the premier online source for digital FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), otherwise known as flood maps.
This countywide risk information will be released for public comment this summer in the form of new Flood Insurance Rate Maps, commonly referred to as floodplain maps.
To prepare flood zone determinations for their loans, lenders found they needed access to thousands of maps, Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) and other resources in order to perform flood zone determinations.
Also, FEMA may de-certify the levee and remove it from the Flood Insurance Rate Maps.
The NFIP also develops flood hazard information in the form of Flood Insurance Rate Maps (see figure on page 60).
Under the terms of the contract, the joint venture will be responsible for the production of digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps, operating regional support centers, providing production and technical services for flood insurance studies, conducting hazard risk assessments, and providing mitigation planning and outreach, among other services.
As part of this project, the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMS) will
Under the terms of the contracts, the joint ventures will provide a variety of services to support FEMA's flood mapping program, including collecting topographical map data, using light induced detecting and ranging (LIDAR) technology, aerial and other field surveys, determining flood hazard areas, conducting modeling studies and coastal flood assessments, producing digital flood insurance rate maps and providing technical assistance to FEMA during disaster operations.
Description: The area north of 101 within the Laguna Channel watershed is within the 100-year flood plain, as depicted on FEMA%s Flood Insurance Rate Maps.
When a property is "substantially damaged" by more than 50 percent of what the dwelling is worth, the dwelling must be brought up to existing codes to comply with the latest flood insurance rate maps (FIRM).
Over time, flood zone determination companies have streamlined their process from manually comparing several types of relevant property information with flood insurance rate maps to instant computer searches that cross reference street addresses with digital maps.
UDFCD also initiated a survey of the data mapping capabilities of local governments to determine which communities are able and willing to provide Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps (DFIRMs) to FEMA.