The National Flood Hazard Layer (NFHL) data incorporates all Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) databases published by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and any Letters of Map Revision (LOMRs) that have been issued against those databases since their publication date. It is updated on a monthly basis. The FIRM Database is the digital, geospatial version of the flood hazard information shown on the published paper FIRMs. The FIRM Database depicts flood risk information and supporting data used to develop the risk data. The primary risk classifications used are the 1-percent-annual-chance flood event, the 0.2-percent-annual-chance flood event, and areas of minimal flood risk.
Purpose: The FIRM is the basis for floodplain management, mitigation, and insurance activities for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Insurance applications include enforcement of the mandatory purchase requirement of the Flood Disaster Protection Act, which "... requires the purchase of flood insurance by property owners who are being assisted by Federal programs or by Federally supervised, regulated or insured agencies or institutions in the acquisition or improvement of land facilities located or to be located in identified areas having special flood hazards, " Section 2 (b) (4) of the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973. In addition to the identification of Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHAs), the risk zones shown on the FIRMs are the basis for the establishment of premium rates for flood coverage offered through the NFIP. The FIRM Database presents the flood risk information depicted on the FIRM in a digital format suitable for use in electronic mapping applications. The FIRM Database serves to archive the information collected during the Flood Risk Project.
Update Frequency: As needed
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|Regions||Clackamas County, Multnomah County, Washington County|
|Data type||Vector multipolygon|
|Attributes||STUDY_TYP, STATIC_BFE, SFHA_TF, DEPTH, DFIRM_ID, LEN_UNIT, VEL_UNIT, SHAPE_Length, ZONE_SUBTY, SOURCE_CIT, VELOCITY, DEP_REVERT, AR_REVERT, FLD_AR_ID, DUAL_ZONE, FLD_ZONE, AR_SUBTRV, V_DATUM, VERSION_ID, BFE_REVERT|
|Services||Vector Query API|
|Last updated||4 Jul 2019 ago|
|Last checked||4 Mar 2021 ago|