Floods are the most common natural disasters and as a costal community, the City of New Haven is at particular risk. This page contains information and resources to help city residents determine their risk level and access resources to prepare for flooding.
Know Your Risk
Flood Risk Maps
Flood maps can help you find out whether you are at risk for storm surge or flooding
In the event of catastrophic flooding, the Emergency Operations Center will communicate with residents using the Citizen Alert notification system. Opt-in to Citizen Alert here.
National Flood Insurance Program
The City of New Haven participates in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The NFIP provides New Haven residents with flood insurance options.Â In addition, the City is currently in the process of applying for FEMA's Community Rating System (CRS) program. The CRS is a voluntary program that recognizes and encourages community floodplain management activities that exceed the minimum NFIP requirements. This program will take inventory of city flood protection measures and result in flood insurance discounts for all.