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Flood Plain Information: Helpful Publications

The following publications are available for viewing at the St. Charles Public Library.

Documents on flood maps and studies

  • Guide to Flood Maps: How to Use a Flood Map to Determine Flood Risk for a Property, March 2006

Federal Emergency Management AgencyThe following items can be found at the St. Charles Public Library and also on FEMA's website.

Documents on flood insurance

  • Answers to Questions about the National Flood Insurance Program, FEMA-387, 2001
  • Mandatory Purchase of Flood Insurance Guidelines, FEMA-186, September 1999

Documents on protecting a building

  • Repairing Your Flooded Home, FEMA-234, 1992
  • Homeowner's Guide to Retrofitting, FEMA-312, 1998
  • Above the Flood: Elevating Your Flood Prone House, FEMA-347, 2000
  • Elevated Residential Structures, FEMA-54, March 1984
  • Manufactured Home Installation in Flood Hazard Areas, FEMA-85, September 1985
  • Flood Proofing Nonresidential Structures, FEMA-102, May 1986
  • Protecting Building Utilities from Flood Damage, FEMA-348, November 1999
  • Answers to Questions about Substantially Damaged Buildings, FEMA-213, May 1991

Documents on community floodplain management or flood hazard mitigation

  • Design Guidelines for Flood Damage Reduction, FEMA-15, December 1981
  • Planning for a Sustainable Future: Then Link Between Hazard Mitigation and Livability, FEMA-364, 2000
  • Reducing Losses in High Risk Flood Hazard Areas - A Guidebook for Local Officials, FEMA-116, February 1987
updated Mar 23, 2018