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Flood Information Links

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

FEMA's mission is to support citizen's and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards. Follow the links for more information.

Know Your Risk

Flood Insurance Advocate


National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)

The NFIP aims to reduce the impact of flooding on private and public structures. It does so by providing affordable insurance to property owners, renters and businesses and by encouraging communities to adopt and enforce floodplain management regulations. These efforts help mitigate the effects of flooding on new and improved structures. For more information on the NFIP, click on the links below. 

NFIP Description and Background Video

National Flood Insurance Program 

Flood Map Service Center

Flood Insurance Rate Map Tutorial

Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) And Flood Insurance Study (FIS)

The FIRM is the official map of the community on which FEMA has delineated the Special Flood Hazard Areas. The Flood Insurance Study is a compilation and presentation of flood risk data for specific watercourses, lakes, and coastal flood hazard areas within a community. When a flood study is completed for the NFIP, the information and maps are assembled into an FIS. The FIS report contains detailed flood elevation data in flood profiles and data tables. Provided below are the current FIRM and FIS in effect from 2002 and the historical FIRM and FIS from 1980.

Current Flood Insurance Study 2002

Historic Flood Insurance Study 1980

Current Franklin FIRM Panels

Current Franklin FIRM Index

Historic Franklin FIRM Panel

Letter of Map Amendment (LOMA) 2002

Southampton FIRM Panels


Related Links

Hampton Roads Planning District Commission-Get Flood Fluent 

HRPDC Flood Insurance Rate Calculator

Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation Floodplain Information

Fish and Wildlife Service Wetlands Inventory

Property Acquisition for Open Space

Flood Mitigation Assistance Grant

National Climate Assessment 

Silver Jackets 

2017 Hampton Roads Hazard Mitigation Plan

2017 Hampton Roads Hazard Mitigation Plan Appendices

Watersheds, Rivers, and Floodplains Video