Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)

Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs)



To view the Current FEMA FIRM Panels and for questions, visit the FEMA website at https://msc.fema.gov/


View the Mapping at the City’s “Interactive Maps” Website

Individuals can view digital versions of the FIRM, amongst other data, and search for specific addresses through the City’s interactive mapping website at maps.huntsvilleal.gov.  Once you’ve selected the website a “Disclaimer” page will be pulled up.  Read and “Accept” this Disclaimer and you will be taken to the mapping page.  Note near the bottom of the page that “Using a pop-up blocker may prevent some features of Interactive Maps from working.”  So, turn off any pop-up blockers you have on; alternately on some computer systems if you hold down the control (i.e. Ctrl on most keyboards) key while clicking Accept, pop-up blockers can be disabled temporarily. 

Next, check the “FEMA 2014 Flood Insurance Rate Map” box under the “Layers” list in the “Map Contents” box on the left side of the screen to display the 100-Year (yr.) Floodplain. Select “Find Address” near the top left of the page. Enter only the address number in the “Address Contains:” field. Similarly, enter only the street name in the “Street Name Contains:” field. Do not include words or abbreviations like Road, Dr., Circle, etc… that follow the specific street name nor directional distinctions like North, S, Southwest, etc….  Once both are entered, then click the “Find” button. The specific address or a list of addresses meeting the entered criteria will be displayed on the left side of the screen in the “Results” box under “Find Address” and “Building Address Point.” Right-click on the appropriate address and choose “Zoom To.”  If the 100-yr Floodplain is within the area of the address searched, it will be shown in light and dark blue (the Flood-Fringe and Floodway, respectively).  Additionally, there are a series of tools in the menu bar near the top right of the page to zoom in (“+” magnifying glass) and out (“-” magnifying glass) by creating boxes, pan (hand), measure (ruler), etc.