How do you find the flood risk of an area by address?


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FloodSmart.gov, the official site of the National Flood Insurance Program, provides flood zone maps and estimates an address's flood risk profile based on the data from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. FEMA also provides a detailed map showing the flood zones in a specific area.

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To check the flood risk profile of an area via FloodSmart.gov, navigate to the site, and key an address into the One-Step Flood Risk Profile box. The search result shows if the provided address is a high-risk, moderate-to-low risk or undetermined-risk area. To view the actual flood zones, visit the FEMA's official website, and key in the address into the search bar. Users can view the maps online or download them as an image file. The map shows specific flood hazards and protected areas around the given address.

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