What is Risk Mapping, Assessment and Planning (Risk MAP)
The Risk MAP program provides communities with flood and other hazard information and tools they can use to enhance their mitigation plans and better protect their citizens. Increasing community resilience to natural hazards is a goal. Through more accurate flood maps, risk assessment tools, and outreach support, Risk MAP builds on earlier FEMA flood mapping efforts and strengthens local ability to make informed decisions about reducing risk.
Risk MAP is a process that coordinates and continues collaborative partnerships to help federal, state, tribal, and local community officials, business owners, private citizens and stakeholders make sound floodplain management decisions and take action to reduce risk from floods and other hazards. Through Risk MAP, new and innovative tools are available to help communities assess and communicate risk in their jurisdictions. The Risk MAP life cycle has four phases beginning with Identifying Risk, Assessing Risk, Communicating Risk, and ending with Mitigating Risk. Risk MAP intends to integrate and align other FEMA mitigation and risk analysis programs, such as the Multi-Hazard Mitigation Planning and National Flood Insurance Programs (NFIP), into an effective, community-based strategy.
Idaho Multi-Hazard Risk Portfolio
Program Documents and Outreach Materials