Since fiscal year 2003, the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) initiated a Flood Map Modernization Program (FMMP). The goal of the national FMMP was to upgrade flood hazard data and mapping to create a more accurate digital product that will improve floodplain management across the country.
With this strong foundation now in place, FEMA continues to deliver the flood hazard identification process through the Risk MAP (Mapping, Assessment and Planning) Strategy. The goal of Risk MAP is to provide a bridge between continuing improvements to flood hazard data and mapping, and the identification and broad understanding of flood and other natural hazards at the local and state level. The Risk MAP effort will strengthen partnerships with local communities as the emphasis is now on seeking innovative ways to identify hazards and weaving this information into the local and regional decision-making processes.
The vision for Risk MAP is to deliver quality data that increases public awareness and leads to action that reduces risk to life and property.
The vision for Risk MAP in New Hampshire is to:
|County||Map Effective Date|
|Carroll||March 19, 2013|
|Cheshire||May 23, 2006|
|Coos||February 20, 2013|
|Grafton||February 20, 2013|
|Hillsborough||September 9, 2009|
|Merrimack||April 4, 2010|
|Rockingham||May 17, 2005|
|Strafford||May 17, 2005|
|Sullivan||May 23, 2006|
|County||Preliminary Map||Fact Sheet||Final Map|
(portion of Rockingham and Strafford counties)
|Early 2014||Coastal Project Overview||2015|
|County||Proposed Preliminary Map||Proposed Final Map|
|Belknap||None Proposed||None Proposed|
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