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Help with FEMA map

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Bill_FL

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Ben, thanks for the link to the FEMA site. It actually found several addresses of mine. I have a question tho. How can you tell if it is in a flood area. When I pull the map up, it highlights the whole map panel in yellow, with no shaded areas for the flood zones. I cant seem to figure it out. Thanks.
 

Wally Jones

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Bill,

Look to the right side of the screen and make sure the "Public Flood Map" box is checked. That should take you to the actual flood panel for your address. Hope that helps.
 

Bill_FL

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Wally,

It is checked, and the flood map and panel numbers come up, but I cant seem to see the flood area. I am choosing an address which I know is near a flood zone. The flood shaded areas, like on the paper maps, do not appear to be on the online maps. Am I missing something?
 

Ken Jones

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Bill
Did you ever get the FEMA maps to work I seem to have the same problem that you described

Any info would help
Ken
 

Alan Gertner

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Suggested steps:

- Go to the FEMA web site.

- Select "Map Search"
New window pops up, will take awhile to fill in.

- The window will be populated with a North America map.
Ensure "1." is set to "Public Flood Map".
Enter your address, street and zip are adequate.

- Window will updated with a yellow map.

Your original IE window will be updated with the Map Id.
Select "View", a new window pops up with the FEMA map.

- In the FEMA map window, select "Make a Firmette".
Window is redrawn.
Select page size, I prefer "Legal".
Window is redrawn.
Move the pink box to the area of interest on the map.
Window is redrawn.
Select "Create Firmette" format, ie pdf or tif.
Window is redrawn with a Firmette for the area of interest.
"Save" to your local disk. You can resize to view more detail on your disk.
If save fails, try the other format.
If save fails for both formats, take a screen snapshot.

You might also want to contact FEMA and request their "Guide to Flood Maps"
publication, it's free.

Gotta go, K State just took the lead over OU.

cheers.
 

Ken Jones

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Thanks Alan,

I got it to work, you were lots of help.

Ken
 
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