Thank you for visiting Risk MAP 3. Risk Mapping, Assessment and Planning (Risk MAP) is a nationwide Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) program that provides states and counties with flood information and tools they can use to enhance their mitigation plans and take action to better protect their citizens. Through more precise flood mapping products, risk assessment tools, and planning and outreach support, communities are able to build a complete picture of their natural hazard risk. Risk MAP empowers the public to make informed decisions about reducing their flood risk.
FEMA Region 3 covers the District of Columbia plus a five state area: Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. Find out more about Risk MAP and the Risk MAP Process Path for Region 3 through this website.
If your county is currently involved in a Risk MAP study, information and status of the study may be found on the Flood Hazard Maps page. If Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) have been issued for your county, an interactive mapping portal will be available as well. Share this flood risk information with others and encourage your community to take actions to mitigate the threat of damage and loss of life.
The RiskMAP Vision
Through collaboration with state and local entities, Risk MAP delivers quality data that increases public awareness and leads to action that reduces risk to life and property.
Risk MAP focuses on products and services beyond the traditional FIRM and works with officials to enhance local mitigation plans, improve community risk awareness outreach, and increase local resilience to flooding.
Risk MAP is Action Driven
Risk MAP is not map driven—it is action driven through community participation, adoption of mitigation planning, communication of risk to citizens, implementation of mitigation actions to reduce risk, and utilization of mitigation plans to secure grant funding.
Even if your community is not currently in a Risk MAP study, this website has valuable information, resources, and links to share with others.