Flood Information

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

Flood Cost Estimator

How to Read a Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM)

Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) Lookup Tool

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. 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.

NFIP Information

Top 10 Facts Every Consumer Needs to Know about the NFIP

Myths and Facts about the NFIP

City Information

New Haven Flood Information Brochure

Hazard Mitigation Plan (2017)

2013 Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance

Certified Zoning Ordinance Amendment

 Floodplain Development Permit

Hurricane Preparedness Brochure: Tips on dealing with a hurricane

Emergency Information


FEMA Resources

 Above the Flood: Elevating Your Floodprone House, FEMA-347 (2000)

Answers to Questions About the National Flood Insurance Program, F-084 (2011)

Coastal Construction Manual, FEMA-P-55, (2011)

Elevated Residential Structures, FEMA-54 (1984)

Protecting Manufactured Homes from Floods and Other Hazards, FEMA P-85 (2009)

Mitigation of Flood and Erosion Damage to Residential Buildings in Coastal Areas, FEMA-257 (1994)

Protecting Building Utilities From Flood Damage, FEMA-P-348 (1999)

Protecting Floodplain Resources, FEMA-268 (1996)

Reducing Damage from Localized Flooding, FEMA 511 (2005)