The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) flood hazard maps are one of the essential tools for flood mitigation in the United States. Unfortunately, many of these maps have become outdated, especially in high growth and development areas including Florida. FEMA has established a broad goal of modernizing flood hazard maps nationwide. To achieve this goal, FEMA has acknowledged that collaborative partnerships with state, regional and local/organizations will be necessary.
As part of a cooperating Technical Partner (CTP) Agreement with FEMA, the Northwest Florida Water Management District (NWFWMD) has accepted delegation and the responsibility for the map modernization program for all of the area it governs within the panhandle of Florida. This includes the sixteen county areas of Bay, Calhoun, Escambia, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Leon, Liberty, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Wakulla, Walton and Washington counties and the westernmost portion of Jefferson County. The District will also endeavor to develop sub agreements to enlist local government services for Map Modernization support.
NWFWMD Coastal Modeling Study Video
Material describing the Coastal modeling, revised DFIRM mapping and map adoption process and procedures
- Tuesday, January 26, 2010 at 5:00 p.m
- Calhoun County Emergency Management
- Calhoun County Courthouse
- 20859 Central Avenue East, Room G-40 (Basement)
- Blountstown, Florida 32424
General information about the NWFWMD Map Modernization program as well as maps and reports related to the floodplain mapping.
Floodmap Project Status
Provides status of flood map projects by County. Includes map showing year DFIRM maps are to be completed by County.
Floodmap Resources and Information
Provides information on contacts for information on the NWFWMD Map Modernization program.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Get answers to Frequently asked questions regarding the Map Modernization Program, flood hazard mapping, and the effect that revised flood hazards have on existing structures.
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