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Flood Hazard data from FEMA

fema_flood_hazardsIf you are looking for flood zone data, you can access the information from FEMA through the FEMA GeoPlatform.

Here is a link to the home page: https://hazards.fema.gov/femaportal/wps/portal/NFHLWMS.  At this site you can access the FEMA webmap to download data, and there are instructions on how to access FEMA map services for inclusion in applications as well as desktop mapping applications.

But here is the link to the REST service: https://hazards.fema.gov/gis/nfhl/rest/services/public/NFHL/MapServer

You can also go to the FEMA Webmap directly – click on a panel, where you can download the full County data.

I have downloaded the data for LA County.

Click here to Download the 2015 FEMA flood data

Using GIS Data on this site

GIS Data downloaded from this site generally requires GIS software to view. Click here for a list of GIS Data Viewers

GIS data available on this website is provided AS IS - please read the GIS Data Portal Terms of Use

Data Field Descriptions

This post references a number of different datasets so field descriptions aren't available.

GIS Source Information
Database Name: eGIS_Hazards
Feature Class Name: FEMA_FLOOD_ZONES
Feature Dataset Name (if applicable):
Reference Date: 2015
Accuracy: Other
Update Frequency: As Needed
Access Constraints:None

Contact Information

US Government
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
500 C Street, SW

Washington, D.C. 20472

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