US Department of Homeland Security - Federal Emergency Management Agency 
FEMA Flood Information

Welcome to the Medford Township Flood Information Page.

For The FEMA / National Flood Insurance Program Website (Flood Smart) click the link below:  
http://Floodsmart.gov

Click here to go to the official FEMA website for additional information.

To learn more about your flood risk based on FEMA mapping, please consult the FEMA Flood Map Resource Center by clicking HERE or using this URL: https://msc.fema.gov/portal/home

For assistance understanding the FEMA maps, please contact the Planning & Zoning Office at 609-654-2608 x312 or 324; (bportocalis@medfordtownship.com) or Lt. Robert Dovi, OEM Coordinator at 609-953-3291. (rdovi@medfordfire.org) 

Medford Township's  FIRM 340104B, effective on 12/21/2017.  A Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) is an official flood map used in the National Flood Insurance. Program. • Most FIRMs are divided into FIRM panels. The panels are large (2ft x 3ft) and difficult to print. • You can create a FIRMette which is an easy to print full-scale section of a FIRM.  Click HERE for a YouTube tutorial on how to navigate the FEMA website to create a FIRMette for a property.  


What’s My Flood Risk

https://www.cleanwaternj.org/       

https://floodfactor.com/


For a booklet of Local Flood Proofing Programs as published by the US Army Corps of Engineers National Nonstructural/Flood Proofing Committee, please click HERE.  


EMERGENCY ALERTS: 
To sign up for emergency notifications through our Nixle system, click here or text your ZIP CODE to 888777 for mobile alerts.


FEMA BROCHURES

 

 

 

Above the Flood: Elevating Your Floodprone House - FEMA 347: https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/725

 

Answers To Questions About The NFIP: https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/272

 

Elevated Residential Structures - FEMA 54: https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/3289

 

Protecting Building Utilities From Flood Damage - FEMA 348: https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/130314

 

Protecting Floodplain Resources: A Guidebook for Communities - FEMA 268: https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/475

 

Protecting Manufactured Homes from Floods and Other Hazards - FEMA 85: https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/2574

 

Reducing Damage From Localized Flooding - FEMA 511: https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/1012

 

Additional FEMA Flood Resources

 

10 Facts for Consumers: https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/2826?id=1622 

 

Benefits of Flood Coverage: https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/3569?id=1730

 

Flood Insurance Information:

If you don’t have flood insurance, talk to your insurance agent. Homeowner’s insurance policies do not cover damage from floods. Because the Medford Township participates in the National Flood Insurance Program, you can purchase a separate flood insurance policy. This insurance is backed by the Federal Government and is available to everyone, even for properties that have been flooded.

Don’t wait for the next flood to buy insurance protection. There is a 30- day waiting period before National Flood Insurance Program takes effect.

Some homeowners have flood insurance because of a lender requirement. Usually these policies just cover the building’s structure and not the contents. If your flooding problem is caused or aggravated by sewer backup, check out a sewer backup rider to your homeowner’s insurance policy.

 

Flood Safety:

· Do not walk through flowing water. Drowning is the number one cause of flood deaths, mostly during flash floods. Currents can be deceptive; six inches of moving water can knock you off your feet. If you walk in standing water, use a pole or stick to ensure that the ground is still there.

· Do not drive through a flooded area. More people drown in their cars than anywhere else.

· Do not drive around road barriers; the road or bridge may be washed out.

· Stay away from power lines and electrical wires. The number two flood killer after drowning is electrocution. Electrical current can travel through water. Report downed power lines to the Power Company or City Emergency Management Office. Have your electricity turned off by the power company. Some appliances, such as television sets, keep electrical charges even after they have been unplugged. Don’t use appliances or motors that have gotten wet unless they have been taken apart, cleaned and dried.

· Look out for animals, especially snakes. Small animals that have been flooded out of their homes may seek shelter in yours. Use a pole or stick and turn things over and scare away small animals.

· Look before you step. After a flood, the ground and floors are covered with debris including broken bottles and nails. Floors and stairs that have been covered with mud can be very slippery.

· Be alert for gas leaks. Close off the main gas valve. Use a flashlight to inspect for damage. Don’t smoke or use candles, lanterns, or open flames unless you know the gas has been turned off and the area has been ventilated.

 

Foundation Wall Openings: https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/2644?id=1579

 

Homeowner Insurance & Coverage: https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/3569?id=1730

 

How the NFIP Works: https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/12179?id=3011

 

NFIP Claims Handbook: https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/6659?id=2184

 

NFIP Summary of Coverage: https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/12179?id=3011

 


  • Municipal Center Address: 17 North Main Street, Medford, NJ 08055
  • Phone: (609) 654-2608
  • Fax: (609) 953-4087
  • Hours: 8:30 am - 4:30pm