Community Resources

Handouts & Brochures

Handouts are black and white letter-size packets.  Brochures are color legal-size (14 x 8.5) sheets designed for folding.  Other handouts and brochures are currently in development.

Helpful Floodplain Management Links and Resources

  • National Flood Insurance Program Elevation Certificate and Instructions (1660-0008) Expiration 06/30/2026
  • Texas Geographic Information Office (TxGIO): The State's clearinghouse for digital maps and geographic data.
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA): FEMA's website offers extensive information regarding the NFIP, mitigation, disaster information and assistance, preparedness, regional contact information, best practices and publications, just to name a few.
  • FEMA Map Service Center (MSC): The MSC offers online access to past, current and future Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), current and future Flood Insurance Studies (FIS), Letters of Map Change, Flood Map Status Information System (FMSIS), the National Flood Hazard Layer (NFHL) and other associative mapping information. The MSC also offers instructions on how to make a Firmette.
  • The FEMA Library : The FEMA Library is a searchable web-based collection of all publicly accessible FEMA information resources, including: CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes, audio tapes, disability resources, posters and display items, brochures, publications, guidance and policy papers, program regulations and guidelines, forms and slide presentations.
  • Mitigation Best Practices Portfolio: Contains a collection of best practices, case studies and mitigation best practices (Hurricane Katrina).
  • 44 CFR: Excerpts for Floodplain Management
  • Guide to Flood Map (FEMA 258): This FEMA publication provides a step-by-step guide on how to read a Flood Insurance Rate Map.
  • 2023 Texas Quick Guide: This guide will help provide additional information on floodplain management in Texas.
  • FEMA Community Listing of FPAs
    NOTE: This list is provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and is current as of March 2022. Changes may have occurred and the Texas Water Development Board cannot be held liable for outdated or incorrect information.

FEMA Technical Bulletins

Flood Insurance

  • NFIP Watermark: This is an electronic publication providing articles and information on flood insurance and mitigation activities.
  • FloodSmart: This is the official website of the NFIP offering extensive information on flood insurance and flood risks for communities, agents and homeowners.

Professional Associations

  • Texas Floodplain Management Association: The Texas Floodplain Management Association (TFMA) is an organization of professionals involved in floodplain management, flood hazard mitigation, the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), flood preparedness, warning and disaster recovery. TFMA also offers floodplain management training opportunities in Texas.
  • Association of State Floodplain Managers at www.Floods.orgThe Association of State Floodplain Managers is an organization of professionals involved in floodplain management, flood hazard mitigation, the National Flood Insurance Program, and flood preparedness, warning and recovery. ASFPM has become a respected voice in floodplain management practice and policy in the United States because it represents the flood hazard specialists of local, state and federal government, the research community, the insurance industry, and the fields of engineering, hydrologic forecasting, emergency response, water resources, and others.