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Flood hazard maps, also known as Flood Insurance Rate Maps, or FIRMs, show the extent to which areas of the City and individual properties are at risk for flooding. These maps assist property owners in making decisions about protecting their property, and are a tool for engineers, architects, builders, community planners and local officials to make determinations about where and how new construction and development should be built. The low and moderate-risk zones are represented on the FIRMs by the letter "X". The inland high-risk zones are designated as "AE, AO and AH". Coastal high hazard areas that are subject to high velocity wave action are designated as "VE". 

To view the current Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) for Fort Lauderdale, the Broward County Flood Insurance Study (FIS), or to download Letters of Map Change (LOMA or LOMR), please visit the FEMA Map Service Center. If you would simply like to determine if a property is in a Special Flood Hazard Area, please visit our GIS Flood Zones App

To request a Flood Risk Information Letter or other general information about flood insurance rate maps, coastal high hazard areas, flood depths at your property, natural conservation areas and wetlands, flood insurance, floodplain management regulations, and ideas for protecting your property from flood damage, please contact the Floodplain Manager, Richard Benton, at 954-828-6133 or by email at rbenton@fortlauderdale.gov or complete the following form.

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