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Floodplain Management Program

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Flooding is the most prevalent natural hazard in Ohio and the United States. To reduce the risk of flood damage, the Floodplain Management Program works with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and 751 Ohio municipalities and counties to implement the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) statewide. Community participation in the NFIP makes federal flood insurance and additional forms of disaster assistance available to residents.

The Floodplain Management Program provides technical guidance and assistance to communities, agencies, and citizens by ensuring NFIP compliance, evaluating local floodplain management programs, and recommending improvement measures. The program also provides various training opportunities, coordinates with FEMA on flood hazard mapping initiatives, assists with Community Rating System (CRS) participation, and organizes the annual Statewide Floodplain Management Conference.