CRS and Mapping Tips


Stay Dry: A Basic Application to View FEMA Flood Hazard Information Using Google Earth ™

September 14, 2017

The “Stay Dry” utility allows you to use Google Earth (TM) to view basic flood hazard information from FEMA’s National Flood Hazard Layer (NFHL) for a community or an address.  You can view flood hazard zones, cross sections and labels, community names and boundaries, Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) numbers and boundaries, and Letter of Map Revision (LOMR) case numbers and boundaries.  To use the application, you must have Google Earth installed on your computer, a high-speed Internet connection, and the Stay Dry kmz file.  The kmz file is available through FEMA’s Map Service Center at


Link to the stay_dry_user_guide.pdf.