"Flood risks change over time, based on new building and development, weather pattern changes, and other factors. The FEMA Risk Mapping, Assessment and Planning (Risk MAP) program will assist communities nationwide, assess flood risks, and encourage mitigation planning to avoid or minimize damage in the face of future disasters. Through more precise flood maps, risk assessment tools and outreach support, Risk MAP strengthens local ability to make informed decisions about reducing risk." (FEMA, RiskMAP6.com).
Paper copies of the Preliminary FIRMs are available to view at the Development Services Department or you may use the online FEMA map.