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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:

Dam Safety Publications


Flood Recovery Publications


National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)  Links

National Flood Insurance Program

The NFIP provides a wealth of information that can strengthen residents understanding of flood-related issues, including how to prepare for floods, how to obtain financial protection against flood damage, and what to do after a flood disaster.


Other Flood Links

  • 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.


National Flood Insurance Program: Laws & Regulations

Below are references to the various laws and regulations that govern the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).


Other Hazard-Related Links


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.

  • FEMAs Flood Map Service Center
  • FEMA Map Service Center (800) 358-9616 – Learn about the current status of local flood maps and related flood risks or order current maps.
  • Letter of Map Amendment (LOMA) and Letter of Map Revision Based on Fill (LOMR-F) Forms
  • Letter of Map Revision (LOMR) Forms
  • Fees for Letters of Map Changes (LOMCs)
  • Cooperating Technical Partners
  • Insurance Outreach Toolkit for Flood Map Updates   This toolkit is designed for communities going through flood map updates.  While regular updates to flood hazard maps are critically important to help protect lives and properties in communities across the country, these updates can often confuse property owners and challenge industry representatives and local officials who need to clearly explain to constituents, clients and the media the insurance implications of map changes in their area. This comprehensive suite of materials can help.  Whether you’re a county or community leader or a member of the insurance, real estate, lending or building industries, the easy-to-use templates you’ll find here will help you effectively communicate what map changes will mean to those in your community.
  •  eLOMA – This time saving, user friendly web-based application will provide licensed land surveyors and professional engineers (Licensed Professionals) with a system to submit simple Letter of Map Amendment (LOMA) requests to FEMA. This tool is designed to make a determination based on the information submitted by the Licensed Professional and allow them to generate a determination from FEMA in minutes, provided all pertinent data is on file and the request is not audited.


FEMA Website

The Department of Homeland Security’s FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance web links.


Kentucky Resources


Building Code Links


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.