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.
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 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
Letter of Map Amendment (LOMA) 2002
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
2017 Hampton Roads Hazard Mitigation Plan
2017 Hampton Roads Hazard Mitigation Plan Appendices
Watersheds, Rivers, and Floodplains Video