Latest Published Information

Design and Construction in Coastal A Zones:

Purpose: To recommend design and construction practices in coastal areas where wave and flood conditions during the base flood will be less severe than in V Zones, but still cause significant damage to typical light-frame construction. Key Issues


Freeboard – Flood Zones:

Face Sheets

FEMA – Building Higher in Flood Zones: Freeboard – Reduce Your Risk, Reduce Your Premium

Stormsmart Coasts – Raise Your Home, Lower Your Monthly Payments

Chapter 88 – Flood Damage Reduction Ordinance Town of Fenwick Island, Delaware


Sea Level Rise and Climate Change:

Preparing for Sea Level Rise:
Compared to the global average Delaware has a greater rate in Sea Level Rise (SLR). The main reason for this is the vertical movement of the Earth’s crust which is causing Delaware to slowly sink. This is a similar trend seen throughout the Mid-Atlantic. Currently, beach and dune replenishment have been the main method for protection coastal communities in Delaware. Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Study – Town of Fenwick Island

Preparing for Sea Level Rise brochure

Info-graphic brochure


Chapter 88 – Flood Damage Reduction Ordinance:

Chapter 88 – Flood Damage Reduction Ordinance – Town of Fenwick Island, Delaware
AN ORDINANCE BY THE TOWN OF FENWICK ISLAND AMENDING THE TOWN OF FENWICK ISLAND CODE OF ORDINANCES TO REPEAL CHAPTER 88, FLOOD DAMAGE PREVENTION; TO ADOPT A NEW CHAPTER 88, FLOOD DAMAGE REDUCTION; TO ADOPT FLOOD HAZARD MAPS, TO DESIGNATE A FLOODPLAIN ADMINISTRATOR, TO ADOPT ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES, AND TO ADOPT CRITERIA FOR DEVELOPMENT IN FLOOD HAZARD AREAS, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES; TO PROVIDE FOR APPLICABILITY; REPEALER; AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Complete Ordinance


Repairing Your Flooded Home:

Following a Flood
This book gives step-by-step advice you can use to clean up, rebuild, and get help after a flood. Before you start, read the safety precautions at the top of this document and review the nine steps that are summarized on the contents pages.

Your home and its contents may look beyond hope, but many of your belongings can be restored. If you do things right, your flooded home can be cleaned up, dried out, rebuilt, and reoccupied sooner than you think. While you are doing the job ahead, you should remember these three important points: To view the complete document go the www.redcross.org / Repairing Your Flooded Home.

This information is published by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the American Red Cross to help flooded property owners.

Copies of this book are available from your local Red Cross chapter or by writing:

FEMA
P.O. Box 2012
Jessup, MD 20794-2012


Flood Preparation & Safety:

Floods can happen any time and any place. The risk is real. The first step in protecting your home and family is purchasing flood insurance. But even after you’re covered, there are still a few things you can do to maximize your coverage and assure your safety. Flood Preparation & Safety