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​Pennsylvania Floodplain Management and Flood Insurance

NEW: Floodplain Management Activities Annual Report Form (2021 Reporting Year)

  • The 2021 reporting year covers the period from October 1, 2020 - September 30, 2021. The 2021 annual reports are now due.

PEMA works to provide:

  • Community assistance visits
  • Community assistance contacts
  • Mapping
  • Floodplain management technical and mapping assistance
  • Training

The Pennsylvania Storm Water Management Act 167 of 1978 designates the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) as the stormwater management and floodplain permitting lead.

The Pennsylvania Flood Plain Management Act 166 of 1978 designates the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) as the floodplain management agency lead. The state NFIP coordinator/floodplain administrator position and required management duties reside with DCED.

For More Information

Technical questions about Pennsylvania floodplain management can be emailed to PEMA.

If you have mapping questions, FEMA mapping specialists are available by email, via FEMA's online chat, or by phone at: 1-877-FEMA MAP or 1-877-336-2627.

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