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.
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).
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
Risk MAP Homepage
The homepage for Risk MAP, the FEMA program that provides flood mapping products, risk assessment tools, and planning and outreach support to communities, strengthening local ability to make informed decisions about reducing risk.
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.
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.
Flood Exposure Profiler
Jump-start your community discussions about hazard impacts with maps of your area that show people, places, and assets exposed to coastal flooding.
Getting to Resilience
This self-assessment tool helps communities reduce vulnerability and increase preparedness and produces outputs that can strengthen local and county all-hazards and emergency operations plans.
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.
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 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.
The NJ FloodMapper is a user-friendly visualization tool for local communities that need to make decisions concerning flooding hazards and sea level rise.
Platform for climate science and impacts data and tools that New Jersey communities can use in planning for climate change, hazard mitigation, land use, conservation, and emergency operations.
Prepare, then Share
This website from the Nurture Nature Center serves as a resource for coastal New Jersey residents affected by flooding. Residents can share and find personal stories and images of coastal flooding.
StormSmart Coasts New Jersey
This website helps coastal communities address weather and climate hazards and connects coastal decision makers to the latest information on protecting communities before, during, and after a storm.
Information to help New York City residents understand what the changes to Federal legislation and Flood Insurance Rate Maps will mean for their homes and families.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.