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Floodplain management resources



Useful Links, Checklists, and Job Aides





  • FEMA’s Community Status Book for New York, shows the current NFIP status for every community in the State - View Link

  • NYS DEC informational site about joining the National Flood Insurance Program -View Link

  • This site contains guides, checklists and other materials to help communities with their elevation certificate administration - View Link

  • Slides for a presentation about completing and using Elevation Certificates. Workshop was developed by Southern Tier Central Regional Planning & Development Board and approved by NYS DOS for 2 CECs for building officials. - View PDF

  • NYS DEC Bureau of Flood Protection and Dam Safety Floodplain Management Section, Compliance with Floodplain Management Standards Checklist - View PDF

  • NYS DOS Division of Code Enforcement and Administration Plan Review Checklist – A Zones - View PDF

  • NYS DOS Division of Code Enforcement and Administration Plan Review Checklist – V Zones - View PDF

  • FEMA Local Officials Guide for Coastal Construction Appendix A, Permit Review Checklist on Page A-8 - View PDF

  • FEMA webpage, "Permit for Floodplain Development:" the purpose of this page is to define a permit for floodplain management, and describe when permits are required. - View Link

  • "Don't Ream the Stream" (slide deck). Excellent presentation developed by the Upper Susquehanna Conservation Alliance Flood Work Group on why disconnect streams from their floodplains doesn't protect communities and how to begin to reconnect streams to floodplains to promote their functioning - View Powerpoint (.pptx)

  • This Flood Resilience Checklist from the EPA helps communities begin to answer the question "Is your Community prepared for a possible flood?" - View Checklist

  • The U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit website provides a wide variety of tools geared to help decision makers determine their vulnerability, investigate their future climate changes, and learn about what resilience strategies are being implemented across the country. - View Toolkit

  • New York State has passed the Community Risk and Resiliency Act (CRRA) which provides guidance for how governments should begin to implement climate change preparedness and resilience activities into their current decision making and planning. - View Link

  • See how the State of Vermont is increasing their preparedness. The website includes useful tools, examples and links to other outside learning sources to help prepare for the next flood. - View Link

  • New York City has a planning initiative in effect to help communities identify zoning and land use strategies to reduce flood risks and support the City's vitality and resiliency through long-term adaptive planning. - View Link

  • FEMA website on Letters of Map Change, including resources, FAQ, and information on checking the status of an ongoing map change request - View Link

  • HUD’s regulations in 24 CFR Part 55 outline HUD’s procedures for complying with EO 11988. Part 55 applies to all HUD actions that could be harmed or cause harm if located in a floodplain, including but not limited to proposed acquisition, construction, demolition, improvement, disposition, and financing actions under any HUD program. The purpose of Part 55 is not in most cases to prohibit actions in a floodplain, but to provide the method for HUD projects to comply with EO 11988 and avoid unnecessary impacts. Includes a Coastal zone management worksheet and a flowchart that outlines the steps needed to comply with part 55. - View Link

  • Digital Coast Data Viewers - Sea level rise, hurricane tracks, flood exposure mapper - View Link

  • FEMA Region II Portal: Data, Maps and Resources for NY, NJ, PR, and USVI. Contains resources to visualize the flood risk in your area, access supporting data and learn more about the FEMA study projects that produce Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) in New York. - View Link