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On this page you’ll find additional web resources available through FEMA and other organizations to help you understand coastal flood risk, efforts underway to help reduce this risk, and the actions that you can take to reduce flood risk.
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Coastal Flood Hazards Coastal County Snapshots Tool – Flood Exposure NOAA’s Flood Exposure Snapshot Tool provides local officials with a quick look at a coastal county’s demographics, infrastructure, and environment within the current FEMA flood zone (subject to the availability of effective digital flood hazard information). NOAA 
Coastal Flood Hazards Coastal Flood Hazard Technical Resources FEMA’s homepage for documents related to coastal flood hazards, including general interest and technical publications. FEMA 
Coastal Flood Hazards Coastal Flood Risk Resources This webpage contains links to resources produced by FEMA, FEMA Regions, other Federal agencies, State agencies, Water Management Districts, and other entities involved in coastal flood risk outreach.  FEMA 
Coastal Flood Hazards Coastal Training Program: Climate Change, Coastal Hazards, and Severe Storms This online coastal training program includes specific modules on climate change, coastal hazards, and severe storms. A listing of additional online resources and downloadable .pdf versions of materials are also provided. Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve/Rutgers University 
Coastal Flood Hazards FEMA Coastal Flood Hazard Analyses and Mapping This website contains links to FEMA coastal projects specific to each Region, state, or U.S. territory. You will also find links to documents and related information covering the topics of regulations and guidance, technical bulletins, procedure memoranda, coastal modeling software, and general interest. A list of coastal contacts is also provided. FEMA 
Coastal Flood Hazards FEMA Coastal Flood Risks Homepage This website provides information and tools to help citizens and local officials better understand flood risk and take steps to lessen the impact of coastal storms in your community. FEMA 
Coastal Flood Hazards NOAA Digital Coast – Coastal Inundation Toolkit NOAA’s Coastal Inundation Toolkit features educational materials about flood inundation, guidance for communities that want to identify and visualize inundation scenarios, strategies for effective risk communication and case studies of communities already taking action. NOAA 
Coastal Storm Surge Introduction to Storm Surge brochure A brochure developed by the National Hurricane Center, introducing key concepts related to coastal storm surge, including influencing factors, and how storm surge is observed and measured. NOAA National Weather Service/National Hurricane Center 
Coastal Storm Surge National Weather Service/National Hurricane Center- Storm Surge Overview An overview of coastal storm surge developed by the National Hurricane Center. An animated simulation of storm surge, answers to frequently asked questions and detailed information on the Sea, Lake and Overland Surges from Hurricanes (SLOSH) model are featured.  NOAA National Weather Service/National Hurricane Center  
Coastal Storm Surge NOAA's State of the Coast - Understanding Coastal Storm Surge NOAA’s State of the Coast webpage providing basic information on what coastal storm surge is. An animated simulation of coastal storm surge is featured. NOAA 
Coastal Storm Surge NOAA Storm Surge and Coastal Inundation Information NOAA's Office of Coast Survey has developed the Storm Surge and Coastal Inundation webpage to provide vital information on coastal storm surge and flooding to help protect communities, people and property from the devastation of coastal flooding. The site provides answers to common questions, information on predicting storm surge, forecasts, and tips on preparedeness.  NOAA 
Disaster Preparedness NOAA All Hazard Monitor Homepage The NOAA All Hazard Monitor webpage includes up-to-the-minute information on weather forecasts and warnings related to different types of hazards, including coastal flooding. NOAA 
Disaster Preparedness Ready.gov FEMA’s Ready.gov website is designed to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to emergencies including natural and man-made disasters. The goal of the Ready campaign and website is to get the public involved and ultimately to increase the level of basic preparedness across the nation. FEMA 
Disaster Preparedness Ready New York The Ready New York campaign and website provide information on disaster preparedness for New Yorkers so they can be ready for all types of emergencies. The website includes information on developing a disaster plan, and downloadable preparedness guides. New York City Office of Emergency Management 
FEMA Flood Hazard Mapping FEMA Flood Hazard Mapping Homepage The area of FEMA’s website devoted to topics related to the development and revision of Flood Insurance Rate Maps and Flood Insurance Study reports. FEMA 
FEMA Flood Hazard Mapping FEMA Map Service Center The online source for effective community Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) and Flood Insurance Study (FIS) reports, in addition to Letters of Map Change (LOMCs) issued to revise or amend the FIRM and/or FIS report. All FIRMs, FIS reports and LOMCs are viewable online at no cost. FEMA 
FEMA Flood Hazard Mapping National Flood Hazard Layer: Online Flood Map Viewer The National Flood Hazard Layer (NFHL) contains all effective digital flood hazard information from the FIRM and from Letters of Map Revision (LOMRs) produced by FEMA in one integrated nationwide dataset. The NFHL is available through FEMA’s online map viewer, and can also be used as a layer in Google Earth or be accessed via Web Map Service (WMS). FEMA  
FEMA Flood Hazard Mapping Risk MAP Homepage The homepage for Risk MAP, the FEMA program that provides communities with flood information and tools they can use to enhance their mitigation plans and take action to better protect their citizens. Through more precise flood mapping products, risk assessment tools, and planning and outreach support, Risk MAP strengthens local ability to make informed decisions about reducing risk. FEMA 
FEMA National Flood Insurance Program Answers to Questions about the National Flood Insurance Program FEMA information booklet intended to provide the public with basic information and answers to common questions about the National Flood Insurance Program. FEMA 
FEMA National Flood Insurance Program FloodSmart The official website of the National Flood Insurance Program, FloodSmart features information to help you understand the nature of flood risk and provide answers to questions about flood insurance. FEMA 
FEMA National Flood Insurance Program Top 10 Facts Every Consumer Needs to Know about the National Flood Insurance Program FEMA publication providing ten important facts about the benefits of insuring your home against flood damages.  FEMA 
Floodplain Management Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) Homepage ASFPM is an organization of professionals involved in floodplain management, flood hazard mitigation, the NFIP, and flood preparedness, warning and recovery. It represents the flood hazard specialists of local, state and federal government, the research community, the insurance industry, and the fields of engineering, hydrologic forecasting, emergency response, water resources, and others. Association of State Floodplain Managers 
Floodplain Management Coastal Construction Manual: Principles and Practices of Planning, Siting, Designing, Constructing, and Maintaining Residential Buildings in Coastal Areas FEMA’s 2-volume Coastal Construction Manual provides detailed information on planning, siting, designing, constructing and maintaining homes in a coastal environment. FEMA 
Floodplain Management  Community Rating System (CRS) Resource Center When communities join the NFIP’s Community Rating System (CRS), their policyholders receive a discount on flood insurance premiums when additional floodplain management activities are performed that result in a higher level of safety and protection for their citizens. The FEMA CRS Resource Center provides detailed information about the program. FEMA 
Floodplain Management FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance Homepage A listing and description of mitigation grant programs available through FEMA. FEMA 
Floodplain Management Floodplain Management Requirements: A Study Guide and Desk Reference for Local Officials A FEMA publication available through the ASFPM that can be used as a study guide to broaden the understanding of floodplain management strategies that can be applied at the local level. The guide provides an overview of the National Flood Insurance Program, Flood Insurance Rate Maps and Flood Insurance Study reports, floodplain ordinance administration, and other topics. FEMA 
Floodplain Management Local Officials Guide for Coastal Construction A FEMA publication developed to assist building officials in understanding the connection between National Flood Insurance Program guidelines for coastal construction, the International Building Code, and the International Residential Code.  FEMA 
New Jersey Resources Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve Homepage The Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve (JC NERR), administered through Rutgers University, is one of 28 national estuarine reserves created to promote the responsible use and management of the nation's estuaries through a program combining scientific research, education, and stewardship. Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve/Rutgers University 
New Jersey Resources New Jersey Association for Floodplain Management Homepage The New Jersey Association for Floodplain Management is dedicated to reducing loss of life and property damage resulting from floods and promoting sound floodplain management at all levels of government. New Jersey Association for Floodplain Management 
New Jersey Resources New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) Homepage NJDEP's core mission is the protection of the air, waters, land, and natural and historic resources of the State of New Jersey. New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection 
New Jersey Resources New Jersey Office of Emergency Management Homepage Information available for New Jersey residents on how to plan and prepare for a disaster, including specific information on ways to prepare for floods. New Jersey Office of Emergency Management 
New Jersey Resources New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium Homepage The mission of the New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium is to promote the wise use of New Jersey’s marine and coastal resources through research, education, and outreach. New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium 
New Jersey Resources U.S. Geological Survey - New Jersey Water Science Center The New Jersey Water Science Center webpage features water-resource information on New Jersey's rivers and streams, groundwater, water quality, and biology. Data collection and interpretive studies are done by the Center to support statewide water-resource infrastructure and management needs. U.S. Geological Survey 
New York Resources New York Sea Grant Homepage A statewide network of integrated research, education, and extension services promoting the coastal economic vitality, environmental sustainability and citizen awareness and understanding about the State's marine and Great Lakes resources. New York Sea Grant 
New York Resources New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) Homepage The mission of NYSDEC is to conserve, improve and protect New York's natural resources and environment and to prevent, abate and control water, land and air pollution, in order to enhance the health, safety and welfare of the people of the state and their overall economic and social well-being. New York State Department of Environmental Conservation 
New York Resources New York State Floodplain and Stormwater Managers Association (NYSFSMA) Homepage NYSFSMA brings together New York State professionals to foster awareness, information exchange and cooperation in the floodplain and stormwater management fields. New York State Floodplain and Stormwater Managers Association  
New York Resources Ready New York The Ready New York campaign and website provide information on disaster preparedness for New Yorkers so they can be ready for all types of emergencies. The website includes information on developing a disaster plan, and downloadable preparedness guides. New York City Office of Emergency Management 
New York Resources U.S. Geological Survey - Water Resources of New York Here you'll find information on New York's rivers, lakes, and estuaries. The USGS New York Water Science Center operates the most extensive satellite network of stream- and tide-gaging stations in the state, many of which form the backbone of flood-warning systems. The USGS provides current ("real-time") stream stage and surface-water, water-quality, and groundwater levels for over 300 sites in New York.  U.S. Geological Survey 
Other Coastal Resources Coastal Barrier Resources Act Homepage Explains what coastal barrier landforms are and their importance, and provides detailed information on the Coastal Barrier Resources Act and the John H. Chafee Coastal Barrier Resources System. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 
Other Coastal Resources Coastal California Analysis and Mapping Project FEMA Region IX has initiated coastal flood studies to address gaps in required engineering and mapping for high flood risk areas in California impacted by coastal flooding, levee systems, and other flood hazards (e.g., lakes, rivers, and ponds). Cumulatively, these flood studies/mapping projects are being referred to as the California Coastal Analysis and Mapping Project (CCAMP). FEMA 
Other Coastal Resources Coastal Change Hazards: Hurricanes and Extreme Storms Provides an overview of types of extreme storms, including hurricanes and Nor’easters, and specific information on storm-induced coastal change, such as the different types of coastal erosion. U.S. Geological Survey 
Other Coastal Resources Coastal Training Program This online training program includes specific modules on topics such as Climate Change, Land Use and Zoning, Stormwater & Wastewater, and Recreational Fishing. A listing of additional online resources and downloadable .pdf versions of materials are also provided for each module. Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve/Rutgers University 
Other Coastal Resources FEMA Region III Coastal Analysis and Mapping FEMA has initiated a coastal flood study to produce updated Flood Insurance Rate Maps for coastal communities located in FEMA Region III, including parts of Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and Pennsylvania. This website provides detailed information on this coastal flood study underway. FEMA 
Other Coastal Resources Great Lakes Coastal Flood Study Homepage FEMA has initiated a coastal flood study to produce updated Flood Insurance Rate Maps for the coastal counties around the Great Lakes in the following states: New York, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Indiana, Minnesota, Pennsylvania and Ohio. This website provides detailed information on this coastal flood study underway. FEMA 
Other Coastal Resources Mississippi Coastal Mapping Project FEMA flood risk information for Mississippi's coastal communities. FEMA 
Other Coastal Resources NOAA Digital Coast NOAA’s Digital Coast website provides links to coastal geospatial datasets, and online tools and training on how to best use the data. Data sets include, but are not limited to, LiDAR topographic data, aerial photography, environmental and economic data. NOAA 
Other Coastal Resources  NOAA's State of the Coast NOAA’s State of the Coast website is designed to promote awareness of the importance of healthy coastal ecosystems to the U.S. economy, a safe population, and a sustainable quality of life for coastal residents. Community-specific case studies are included on the website. NOAA 
Other Coastal Resources Region IV Coastal Analysis and Mapping This page provides general information about how a coastal engineering analysis is performed and how coastal elevations are calculated and used in preparing Flood Insurance Rate Maps. This page also provides information on FEMA coastal remapping efforts in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, and South Carolina. FEMA 
Other Coastal Resources Texas Coastal Hazard Analysis Resources & Technology (TXCHART) TXCHART is FEMA’s comprehensive approach to integrating flood hazard identification and analysis with risk communication for 17 coastal Texas counties. Using updated flood risk data based on new storm surge and riverine models, TXCHART will be reaching out to residents, business owners and community officials in these counties to help them better understand their current flood risk. FEMA 
Other Coastal Resources U.S. Geological Survey - National Assessment of Coastal Change Hazards This webpage connects coastal communities, emergency managers, and other stakeholders to science-based data, tools, models, and other products they can use to enhance coastal resilience. U.S. Geological Survey 
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