The intent of this tool is to provide an initial assessment of a community's critical facilities and road miles within the FEMA 1% annual chance flood zone. This tool was initially created to assist the Mississippi/Alabama Sea Grant in conducting their "Coastal Resiliency Index: A Community Self-Assessment" workshops and has been expanded based on available flood data.
Flood Zones - Based on FEMA 1% annual flood zones - http://msc.fema.gov
Critical Facilities - 2000-2001 FEMA HAZUS-MH data - http://www.fema.gov/plan/prevent/hazus
Roads - Based on 2005 ESRI/TeleAtlas streets data
- In some cases a community's list of critical facilities may not be exhaustive or locations may be incorrect. The data used are from FEMA's HAZUS-MH database and may be out-of-date, in the wrong location, or not correctly attributed. It is recommended that local, up-to-date data be used for official planning activites.
- This tool and its associated data is meant to be an initial assessment and is not intended to be used for or in place of local planning data.
- The flood zones used in this tool are currently not available for Alaska, Puerto Rico, USVI, or the Pacific Territories, therefore these regions do not appear in the Choose a State drop-down menu.
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