In order to maximize the benefits of new flood hazard mapping, the Kentucky Division of Water and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have produced several publications aimed at educating Digital Flood Insurance Rate Map (DFIRM) users. The links below list map modernization publications and give a short description of their contents:
Kentucky Map Modernization Desktop Reference Guide - An overview of the map modernization process and Kentucky's Map Modernization Business Plan.
Multi-Hazard Flood Map Modernization - An overview of map modernization from FEMA's perspective.
Kentucky GIS Guide - An overview of Geological Information System (GIS) technology and its use in Kentucky local governments.
FIRM Adoption Process - An overview of the process of adopting updated DFIRMs.
Changing Flood Maps: A Guide for Homeowners and Consumers - An overview of options a home or business owner has when their property is located in a newly identified flood hazard area.
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Fact Sheet - An overview of FEMA's transition to the DHS and the effect on map modernization.
Frequently Asked Questions - Questions frequently asked by home owners.
Digital Q3 Flood Data - An overview of digital Q3 flood hazard data and the transition to DFIRM data.
Flood Hazard Map Information on the Web - An overview of flood hazard information that is available via the Internet.
Flood Insurance Study Roadmap - A flowchart depicting the necessary steps to develop a DFIRM.
The Flood Insurance Industry and Map Modernization - An overview of the effects map modernization will have on flood insurance.
Saving on Flood Insurance - Information about the National Flood Insurance Program's (NFIP) Grandfathering Rule.
Glossary - A glossary of terms used in map modernization.
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