The Pennsylvania Silver Jackets team (US Army Corps of Engineers) has developed a website to provide Pennsylvania residents and business owners with the best resources for information related to flood preparedness and response. The site is divided into three sections: Before the Flood/General Information, During the Flood, and After the Flood. Each section contains some of the most frequently asked questions regarding floods and provides links to resources that can answer those questions.
Links on the site include information such as:
- Stream gauge data
- Weather patterns
- Emergency management contact numbers
- Family preparedness plans
- Flood insurance information
Click here to see this information: http://www.nab.usace.army.mil/Home/SilverJackets.aspx
NEW FLOOD INSURANCE RATE MAPS (FIRMs) WENT INTO EFFECT FOR YORK COUNTY – December 16, 2015
The Flood Insurance Rate Maps for York County, PA have been revised. Just a reminder that on December 16, 2015 the new maps became the official maps that are used to determine if a property is within a flood hazard area and the updated municipal flood plain ordinances are in effect . To visualize the new (2015) and old (2009) flood hazard zones, please visit the Flood Mapping Application. If you have additional questions please contact the York County Planning Commission.
DCED Announces Website Offering New Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps
Harrisburg– To help residents and businesses to be better prepared for the risk of flooding, the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) has launched a website containing the new Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps established by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
“Having up-to-date, digital access to Flood Insurance Rate Maps is a critical tool for homeowners and businesses when preparing for flood-related emergencies,” said Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary C. Alan Walker. “Residents and local businesses can use the maps to determine if they are located in a floodplain and community officials can access the information to effectively create floodplain-management strategies to ensure public safety.”
The new website, www.pafloodmaps.com, contains a digital version of FEMA’s floodplain maps which were established to designate specific areas that are special hazards or risk premium zones in order to determine whether flood insurance is required.
The site provides information to municipal officials, residents, and insurance agencies and brokers. It also alerts users to the potential risks and responsibilities associated with being located in a floodplain.
The website also features an interactive risk-identification tool that allows users to enter an address and access information relating to that property. Users will also be able to determine if a property is in a floodplain, specific building code regulations that pertain to a property, and if there is a mandatory flood insurance requirement for that address.
The Governor’s Center for Local Government Services (GCLGS), housed within DCED, provides technical resources and assistance for companies considering merger, consolidation and regional efforts. The center also serves as a resource for local government officials, developers, and citizens interested in planning to improve, grow and enhance communities.
To learn more about the GCLGS and other DCED programs, visit www.newPA.com or call 1-866-466-3972.
Media contact: Theresa Elliott, 717-783-1132
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