Flood Mapping Projects
||FEMA Funding Year
||FY2010 - FY2014
||Risk MAP is the successor to FEMA’s Map Modernization (Map Mod) program and expands the focus to include risk assessment, mitigation planning, and traditional hazard identification (flood mapping or DFIRM) activities. Risk MAP is meant to better inform communities as they make decisions related to reducing flood risk by implementing mitigation actions. Where Map Mod studies were county-wide based, Risk MAP studies are based on HUC_8 basins and may include portions or all of multiple counties and cities/towns. The initial 5 year Risk MAP program will be funded for the funding years of FY2010 through FY2014. In addition to the traditional DFIRM regulatory products, non-regulatory products will be delivered to the communities to help in their flood mitigation and planning activities. As Basin Discovery Reports, preliminary Flood Insurance Studies (FIS) and new preliminary DFIRMs are delivered to communities they will be available for download of the digital files by clicking on the Risk MAP link and the selecting the HUC_8 basin of interest.
||The FY2009 FEMA funding year for DFIRM work is a transition year between the end of FEMA’s MapMOD Program (FY2003-2008), and FEMA’s new Risk MAP Program (FY2010-2014). Counties with new DFIRM work under the FY2009 FEMA funding include: DeSoto, George, Lauderdale, Lee, Rankin, Tate, Tunica, and Warren Counties. As they are delivered, the new preliminary FIRMs will be available for viewing or download of pdf files by clicking on the FY2009 link and then selecting the county of interest. FY2009 link and then selecting the county of interest.
||FY2003 - FY2008
||Mississippi’s first Mapping Activity Statement (MAS) under the FEMA Map Modernization Program was signed in October of 2003 between MDEQ, MEMA and FEMA. In January 2004, MDEQ selected Mississippi Geographic Information, LLC (MGI) as the state’s map modernization contractor. 81 of Mississippi’s 82 counties were remapped during Map Mod (Rankin County was not mapped under Map Mod). As of February 2011, all 82 counties had their new countywide preliminary Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps (DFIRMs). The preliminary FIRMs for each county are available for viewing or download of pdf files by clicking on the Map Mod link and then selecting the county of interest.