The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has been systematically updating Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) for Pennsylvania communities over the past several years. This site is designed to guide homeowners/tenants as well as communities through the process of determining their current flood risk as well as future flood risk based on the preliminary Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps (DFIRMs).
The DFIRMs are digitally converted flood insurance rates maps that will be compatible with GIS (Geographic Information Systems). The improvements in spatial accuracy provided by the new base map, and the availability of electronic floodplain information should greatly enhance the ability to use the maps for planning, permitting, and insurance applications.
Researching Your Future Flood Risk
The DFIRMs are being released on a community by community basis. It is important to investigate your flood risk status and contact your insurance agent to make necessary modifications to your coverage while the maps are still preliminary. The digital files will be available when these maps become effective.
Using This Website
To use this website we recommend starting with your area of interest. If you are a homeowner, please visit the Homeowners/Tenants section. If you are interested in an entire community, please visit the Communities section.