Help In Locating A Flood Zone

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with DDR Realty

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provides an online service to find and locate flood zone areas in the US. The flood zone areas are shown on a map which is retrieved by address, community or county. This information proves to be helpful in determining whether a specific property in the US is located in a flood zone area.

To access the FEMA Flood Zone map service, click on the link below.  

http://msc.fema.gov/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/FemaWelcomeView?storeId=10001&catalogId=10001&langId=-1

Comments (19)

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QEC Internet Services - Long Beach, CA
Great resource!  Helpful post.
Oct 19, 2007 11:23 PM
DDR Realty
DDR Realty - Newburgh, NY
Orange County NY
Ntsike - Thanks. I think so too. Glad you appreciate it.
Oct 19, 2007 11:25 PM
Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection
Derrick - This is a resource agents should use whether they are listing or selling a property.  We have seen from recent catastrophe how important it is to know the flood zones. For insurance purpose this is also invaluable information to have.
Oct 19, 2007 11:39 PM
DDR Realty
DDR Realty - Newburgh, NY
Orange County NY
Jennifer -It is important. Flood zone insurance is required for properties located in flood zones. And banks verify this information before issuing commitment.
Oct 19, 2007 11:45 PM
Carolyn A. Rzaca
ROYAL SHELL REAL ESTATE, INC. - Naples, FL
Broker Associate, GRI,SRS,TRC
Derrick - Thanks for such helpful information.
Oct 20, 2007 12:08 AM
John Walters
Frank Rubi Real Estate - Slidell, LA
Licensed in Louisiana
Good resource.  I do live in a flood plain and I don't like it.
Oct 20, 2007 12:26 AM
DDR Realty
DDR Realty - Newburgh, NY
Orange County NY
Caroyln - You are welcome.
Oct 20, 2007 12:48 AM
DDR Realty
DDR Realty - Newburgh, NY
Orange County NY
John - Thanks and I do not envy you.
Oct 20, 2007 12:49 AM
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor
super information! That is one I will use a lot!!! Thanks!
Oct 20, 2007 01:17 AM
DDR Realty
DDR Realty - Newburgh, NY
Orange County NY
Barbara-Jo & Bill - You are welcome and glad you can and will make use of it.
Oct 20, 2007 01:25 AM
Teri Eckholm
Boardman Realty - White Bear Lake, MN
REALTOR Serving Mpls/St Paul North & East Metro
Derrick--Good information as many people do not realize if they are in a flood zone or not.
Oct 20, 2007 02:29 AM
Rosario Lewis
DDR Realty - Newburgh, NY
GRI, SRES - DDR Realty - Orange County, NY
Determining whether a property is in a flood zone is of importance to sellers and buyers. Sellers need to disclose, and buyers need to obtain flood insurance.
Oct 20, 2007 03:14 AM
DDR Realty
DDR Realty - Newburgh, NY
Orange County NY

Teri - Thanks. Glad you and others find it helpful.

Oct 20, 2007 08:45 AM
DDR Realty
DDR Realty - Newburgh, NY
Orange County NY
Rosario - It is an important factor for sellers and buyer to know.
Oct 20, 2007 08:45 AM
Anthony Stokes-Pereira
Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty - Nanuet, NY
Realtor

Hi Derick,

It is very important to determining if your property is in a flood zone especially important for buyers and sellers.

Oct 23, 2007 12:50 AM
Terri Habecker
AIG, Allied, Fireman's Fund, CNA, Travelers,The Hartford, Pr - Dana Point, CA
Life Matters & So Does Your Insurance Co

www.floodsmart.gov is another helpful resource for Flood and Hurricane preparedness and rating information. If you do not live in a floodzone, you might be paying too much for your premium. Check out the preferred plans to see if you qualify.

Renters can purchase flood content only coverage!

Oct 23, 2007 03:30 AM
DDR Realty
DDR Realty - Newburgh, NY
Orange County NY

Anthony - You are correct. It is important for both buyers and sellers to know.

Terri -  Thank you for the information on that site. I will check it out.

 

Oct 23, 2007 03:39 AM
Todd Clark
eXp Realty LLC - Tigard, OR
Principle Broker Oregon
I also use this as a resource, unfortunately it some times backfires on me and the buyers decide that the home isn't worth the extra $50-$100 a month for the flood insurance. But, who can blame them. There is enough to worry about in this world to have to worry about if your home is going to flood every year.
Oct 29, 2007 05:15 PM
DDR Realty
DDR Realty - Newburgh, NY
Orange County NY
Todd - I agree, it is a good resource and I bet your buyers appreciated knowing ahead of time.
Oct 30, 2007 12:12 AM

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