Whether you’re a homeowner, homebuyer, tenant, insurance provider, or floodplain manager, it is important to know and anticipate your current and future flood risk. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) releases the digital flood insurance rate maps (DFIRMs) on a community-by-community basis. It is important to investigate your flood risk status and contact your insurance agent to make necessary modifications to your coverage.
The PA Flood Risk Tool is designed to provide floodplain managers, insurance agents, developers, real estate agents, local planners and citizens with an effective means by which to make informed decisions about the degree of flood risk for a specific area or property.
While the PA Flood Risk Tool uses data from sources such as FEMA, it is NOT the authoritative source for a final hazard determination.
Floodplain management is regulated by your local municipality. For questions about flood mapping in your community, reach out to your local floodplain administrator. Your municipality can provide a point of contact.
For additional questions about mapping and insurance, reach the FEMA Mapping and Insurance eXchange at 1-877-336-2627 or FEMA-FMIX@fema.dhs.gov.
NFIP Program Manager
Phone: (717) 651-2141
State Hazard Mitigation Officer Phone: (717) 651-2726
For technical questions about the mapping application contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Pennsylvania Flood Risk Assessment Tool provides access to the best available flood data from FEMA and other authoritative sources. It includes other data layers including roads, aerial photos, and, where available, parcel data. The PA Flood Risk Tool can be used from a desktop computer and a cell phone.
Once you have located your property, you can use the PA Flood Risk Tool to create a report. This report includes a map, information on your flood zone, risk type, address, watershed stream, county, municipality, and parcel (if available).
Remember: if in doubt, it's not out!
The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency provides access to information about flooding and floodplain management through it's Floodplain management website.
The National Flood Insurance Program provides insurance to help reduce the socio-economic impact of floods.The FEMA, which administers the NFIP, has many educational pieces to help consumers understand the basics of flood insurance