- Flooding, Flood Insurance, and Community Rating
Flooding, Flood Insurance, and Community Rating Information
Protecting your property from flooding can involve a variety of actions, from inspecting and maintaining the building to installing protective devices.
Insure Your Property for Your Flood Hazard
The National Flood Insurance Program is a federal program enabling property owners in participating communities to purchase flood insurance on eligible buildings and contents, whether they are in or out of a floodplain.
Know Your Flood Hazard
Your property may be located in an area prone to flooding. Natural disasters such as flood, fire, earthquake, tornado and windstorm affect thousands of people every year.
Protect Natural Floodplain Functions
Flood plains are areas adjacent to rivers, ponds, lakes, and oceans that are periodically flooded at different points in time.
Protect People From the Hazard
Recognizing an impending hazard and knowing what to do to protect yourself and your family will help you take effective steps to prepare beforehand and aid recovery after the event.
Protect Your Property From the Hazard
Your property could be at risk from disasters caused by natural hazards.
FEMA Map Changes
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has recently issued Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) with new flood hazard determinations in North Kingstown. This page provides access to these new FIRM as well as a link to the relevant FEMA web pages for more information.
These publications provide information on flooding, preparedness and safety.
Community Rating System
Information about the Community Rating System