Is Your Property in a Flood Zone?
Home Insurance providers use flood maps to decide if your property is in a heavy flood zone area.
- Zone A: High flood risk
- Zone B: Moderate flood risk
- Zone C: Minimal flood risk
- Zone D: Undetermined flood risk
- Zone V: High risk flood zones specific to coastal locations
Flood maps identify the parts of the country that are most vulnerable to rising water based on available data, and they are updated regularly. In addition to highlighting the boundaries of these zones, many maps also indicate major floodways.
To view flood maps free of cost, visit the FEMA Flood Map Service Center. You can use the service to create, save and print a hard copy of your local area’s flood map. The map itself may seem intimidating at first glance, but the website provides a helpful glossary to assist you in deciphering unfamiliar language. The center also provides other flood-fighting resources to help you understand your local risk in greater depth.