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FIRm and FIS: Quick Bites





AN INTRODUCTION TO FLOODPLAIN MAPS: UNDERSTANDING FLOODPLAIN MAPS AND FLOOD RISK

This video explains the terms most critical for understanding concepts of flood risk, and the limitations of the ability of flood studies and floodplain maps to express the real risks faced by property owners. By Iowa State University, Extension and Outreach.
Video Length: 7 Minutes 28 Seconds
  

FLOODPLAIN MAPS: UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF A FLOODPLAIN MAP

This video provides a brief history of the flood mapping process, and an overview of the makeup and features of a floodplain map. By Iowa State University, Extension and Outreach.
Video Length: 9 Minutes 51 Seconds


FLOODPLAIN MAPS: UNDERSTANDING FLOOD ZONES 


This video explains the flood zones commonly found on the FIRMs. By Iowa State University, Extension and Outreach.
Video Length: 6 Minutes 9 Seconds

FLOODPLAIN MAPS: ACCESSING MAPS, CREATING FIRMETTES


This video introduces the many options available for accessing flood maps from both public and private sources, explains what FIRMettes are, and demonstrates how to create them from the FEMA website. By Iowa State University, Extension and Outreach.
Video Length: 12 Minutes 7 Seconds




An Introduction to fema coastal floodplain mapping


A story map tutorial on how coastal risks are shown on Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM, or flood maps). Flood maps showing coastal flood hazards have features that are not on flood maps made for riverine areas. It will also explain coastal hazards, identify common features of flood maps for coastal areas, and show you how to identify the flood zone and flood elevation for coastal properties using flood maps.

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FIRM And FIS: Deep Dives




 

Flood Insurance 101

How to read and use Flood Insurance Rate Maps
Video length: 25 Minutes
 

FIRM and FIS Resources




How to read a flood map

 

New York City website on understanding flood maps
 
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What is my base flood elevation (BFE)? Address lookup tool


FEMA Region II Coastal Analysis and Mapping site, dedicated to the NYC flood hazard map update process

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Using Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM)


FEMA Fact Sheet - Using a Flood Insurance Rate Map (coastal focus)

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FIRM AND FIS TOOLS


 

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 NY.
 
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