Links to Important Documents

Flood Ready Vermont can help you and your community plan to avoid flooding, as well as understand all of the many efforts around the state aimed at reducing flood damages.  You can get Community Reports as well as see your flood risk using the Flood Ready Atlas.

Additional Information for communities that have experienced flood damages.  Leave a comment if there is something that you would like added.

Information about the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012  
The Association of State Floodplain Managers have compiled many different publications dealing with the changes to the National Flood Insurance Program with the passage of Biggert-Waters in 2012 (commonly referred to as BW12).

FEMA's Community Status Book - see if your community participates in the FEMA National Flood Insurance Program

Vermont Law School's 2009 document: Preparing for the Next Flood: Vermont's Floodplain Management.   This was a document that helped to identify additional measures that communities can take to better protect them and their citizens in future floods.  Included in this document is:
  • the roles and responsibility in preventing flood damages and harm;
  • protecting property rights and reducing liability; and
  • floodplain management strategies and tools