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    Flood Information

    1. Introduction

      Floods are the most common natural disasters and as a costal community, the City of New Haven is at particular risk. This page contains information and resources to help city residents determine their risk level and access resources to prepare for flooding.

      Know Your Risk

      Flood Risk Maps

      Flood maps can help you find out whether you are at risk for storm surge or flooding."

      Floodsmart.gov cost estimator

      How to Read a Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM)

      Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) Lookup Tool

      Enter your address and find out your flood insurance rates through the National Flood Insurance Program.

      How to Read a Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM)

      In the event of catastrophic flooding, the Emergency Operations Center will communicate with residents using the Citizen Alert notification system. Opt-in to Citizen Alert here.

      National Flood Insurance Program

      The City of New Haven participates in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The NFIP provides New Haven residents with flood insurance options.  In addition, the City is currently in the process of applying for FEMA's Community Rating System (CRS) program. The CRS is a voluntary program that recognizes and encourages community floodplain management activities that exceed the minimum NFIP requirements. This program will take inventory of city flood protection measures and result in flood insurance discounts for all.

      NFIP Information

      Top 10 Facts Every Consumer Needs to Know about the NFIP

      Myths and Facts about the NFIP

      City Information


      FEMA Resources



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