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Hazard Resources


USGS Floods and Droughts

The USGS is the Nation’s primary provider of information on water. The bulk of the USGS activities related to floods and droughts are carried out through programs within the Water Mission Area. Web portals make it possible to view current water conditions and where floods and droughts are occurring.


NOAA Resources


Building Science Resources

Everything pertaining to Building Science Branch, National Dam Safety Program, and the Earthquake & Wind Programs Branch can now be found under Emergency Management & Risk Management. Additionally, all our resources can then be accessed via the numerous publication libraries which can be seen in the right-hand navigation after navigating to one of the main pages:



Building Codes Resources



Sustainable Building



Damage Assessment Resources



Flood Recovery Publications


National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)  

National Flood Insurance Program

The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is managed by the FEMA and is delivered to the public by a network of more than 50 insurance companies and the NFIP Direct.

Floods can happen anywhere — just one inch of floodwater can cause up to $25,000 in damage. Most homeowners insurance does not cover flood damage. Flood insurance is a separate policy that can cover buildings, the contents in a building, or both, so it is important to protect your most important financial assets — your home, your business, your possessions.

The NFIP provides flood insurance to property owners, renters and businesses, and having this coverage helps them recover faster when floodwaters recede. The NFIP works with communities required to adopt and enforce floodplain management regulations that help mitigate flooding effects.

Flood insurance is available to anyone living in one of the almost 23,000 participating NFIP communities. Homes and businesses in high-risk flood areas with mortgages from government-backed lenders are required to have flood insurance. For more information about what’s covered and to find a policy visit FloodSmart.gov.

Know Your Risk Become familiar with your risk of floods and flood-related hazards before they occur.

FloodSmart – Learn how to prepare for floods, how to purchase a flood insurance policy, and what the benefits are of protecting home and property against flooding.

NFIP Community Rating System – Access a full description of the NFIP Community Rating System with information about the benefits of the CRS and how to join.

Laws & Regulations — Link to the various laws and regulations that govern the NFIP.


Other Hazard-Related Resources

    1. Homeowner’s Guide to the Federal Tax Credit for Solar Photovoltaics
    2. How Does Solar Work?
    3. Homeowner’s Guide to Going Solar
    4. Federal Solar Tax Credits for Businesses
    5. Solar Photovoltaic Technology Basics
    6. Solar Photovoltaic Cell Basics
    7. Solar Energy, Wildlife, and the Environment
    8. Solar Radiation Basics
    9. Perovskite Solar Cells
    10. Solar Integration: Inverters and Grid Services Basics



Mapping Resources

About FEMA Flood Map Service Center: The FEMA Flood Map Service Center (MSC) is the official public source for flood hazard information produced in support of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Use the MSC to find your official flood map, access a range of other flood hazard products, and take advantage of tools for better understanding flood risk. Important links are below.

January 2024 Mapping Information Platform Users Update

FEMA made an update to the processing of MT-2 cases (Conditional Letters of Map Revision, CLOMRs & Letters of Map Revision, LOMRs) within the state of Kentucky. MT-2 cases received within the state of Kentucky will now be managed by the Kentucky Energy and Environmental Cabinet (KEEC). All MT-2 cases received within the state of Kentucky that are submitted through the Online Letter of Map Change portal will automatically be routed to the KEEC for processing.

Paper forms and fees, including the FEMA Payment Information Form, can be mailed to:

Kentucky Division of Water
300 Sower Blvd
Frankfort KY 40601

ATTN: LOMR Program

For additional information, please email LOMR.KYHelp@ky.gov

Risk MAP IT Help email: FEMA-RiskMAP-ITHelp@fema.dhs.gov 

Risk MAP IT Help website: Risk MAP IT Help page 


FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Grant Programs 


Kentucky Resources





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