Risk Mapping, Assessment, and Planning (Risk MAP) Program
Risk Mapping, Assessment, and Planning (Risk MAP) is the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) program that provides communities with flood information and tools they can use to enhance their mitigation plans and take action to better protect their citizens. Through more precise flood mapping products, risk assessment tools, and planning and outreach support, Risk MAP strengthens local ability to make informed decisions about reducing risk.
Risk MAP Vision
Through collaboration with state, tribal, and local entities, Risk MAP delivers quality data that increases public awareness and leads to action that reduces risk to life and property. Risk MAP focuses on products and services beyond the traditional Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) and works with officials to help put flood risk data and assessment tools to use, effectively communicating risk to citizens and enabling communities to enhance their mitigation plans and actions.
Risk MAP Solution
Building on the Risk MAP Multi-Year Plan, FEMA has developed a Risk MAP solution to achieve the program’s vision. The solution identifies new strategies and products designed to achieve the goals and objectives laid out in the vision. These strategies and products address project prioritization, elevation data acquisition, a watershed study approach, engineering and mapping, risk assessment, mitigation planning support, and risk communications.