Am I in a Floodplain?

The Alabama Flood Risk Information System (AL FRIS) is a new interactive flood mapping application currently under development. During the transition to this site, certain user-defined capabilities will be limited, but the flood maps will continue to be accessible for viewing. As always, verifying of all information through official sources is the responsibility of the user. Please contact if you need assistance accessing models or flood study data.

Click here to access the Alabama Flood Map website.

FEMA has revised its appeal policy to expand the due process procedures currently provided for new or modified Base Flood Elevations (BFEs) and base flood depths to other new or modified flood hazard information shown on a Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM), including the addition or modification of any Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) boundary or zone designation, or regulatory floodway. If you have received notice that the flood hazard information in your area has changed please visit the interactive flood map application to see how your property may be impacted.


County Flood Map Information and Status

FEMA Flood Map Service Center provides the latest digital data and flood maps that are available. To view and print FIRM panels or Flood Insurance Study reports, visit the FEMA Flood Map Service Center search area.

To download current effective study information/data or to print a FIRMette visit the FEMA Map Service Center.


Letters of Map Revision (LOMR)

One of the most important components of maintaining flood data is the continuous incorporation of changes to special flood hazard areas caused by development or other physical changes in the floodplain. In 2010 FEMA selected our program to process Letters of Map Revision (LOMR) applications. With this program we are able to provide local resources to work with engineers and developers to get requested map changes through the approval process. We provide training sessions throughout the state for developers, engineers, and local communities to help them understand the process and the data needed to keep cases from experiencing delays. Having local resources to review the cases provides a more collaborative environment for the LOMR process. This collaborative environment leads to more cooperation between developers, local communities, the state and FEMA.

LOMR Application Status