Local Government Flood Resources
*NEW: All flood prone municipalities were required to file an annual report by February 29, 2020. However, you can still file the report at this time. The entire process can now be completed online. (Please use Google Chrome, or another web browser other than Internet Explorer, for best user experience.)
PEMA offers collection of commonwealth handbooks, guidelines, reports, publications, and other documents relating to local government and community services and programs.
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Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grant Programs
FEMA provides general information on hazard mitigation and the Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) grant programs. Visit the
FEMA HMA web page for more information.
Flooding Substantial Damage
Following any type of flood event, municipalities are required to conduct inspections of affected structures. The purpose is to determine if the damages are 50 percent or more of the structure’s fair market value. If the 50 percent threshold is met or exceeded, the entire structure is required to come into full compliance with the floodplain ordinance.
This is not to be confused with an emergency management related assessment. While they may occur concurrently, this is specific assessment unique to floodplain management.
Below are helpful resources for municipalities: