What is a Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM)?
Through the National Flood Insurance Program, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) identifies flood hazard areas nationwide through a series of Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs). A Flood Insurance Rate Map, or FIRM, is an official map of a community on which FEMA has delineated special hazard areas and the risk premium zones applicable to the community.

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1. What is a Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM)?
2. What is a Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA)?
3. How is Development in SFHA’s Regulated?
4. Is flood insurance required?
5. Am I in a Flood Zone?
6. I need a copy of my Elevation Certificate, how can I get that?