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Forms, Manuals, Reports and more…

Keep track of flood map updates and find out when different communities are scheduled for new effective Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs).

FEMA Flood Map Service Center (MSC)
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. 

NFIP Workshops 
A list of NFIP's workshops. Some are webinars and others are in a classroom setting.

Forms, policies and order forms to view or download, including elevation certificate instructions.

NFIP Flood Insurance Manual  
Current and archived manual editions, including bulletins. 

FEMA Publications
A large collection of FEMA's publications, including: Order Forms, Stickers, Stuffers, Brochures, Information Sheets, Booklets, Post Flood Materials, Spanish Materials.

NFIP WYO Bulletins 
All WYO program bulletins from the NFIP.

Flood Insurance Basics
This is a form from the NFIP that provides all of the essential information on flood insurance in one small form. This form explains the basics of Pre-FIRM vs. Post-FIRM, Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHA), Flood Zones, and Elevation Certificates (EC).  

National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Overview 
A brief explanation of what the NFIP is and what they do. 

Write Your Own Program (WYO) - What Is It? 
A brief description and the goals of the WYO program.

NFIP Manual & Changes  
This is the flood insurance manual. Anything you want to know about flood insurance is located here. (Updated every May and October). 

Elevation Certificate 
The Elevation Certificate is an important administrative tool of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). It is to be used to provide elevation information necessary to ensure compliance with community floodplain management ordinances, to determine the proper insurance premium rate, and to support a request for a Letter of Map Amendment (LOMA) or Letter of Map Revision based on fill (LOMR-F). The Elevation Certificate is required in order to properly rate post-FIRM buildings. The expiration date for this form is July 31, 2015.

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