Written on: January 22nd, 2010 in Q & A's
Click here for direct access to FEMA’s flood map viewer.
The University of Delaware also has information on Delaware floodplains and maps.
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Q: I will move to Kent or New Castle County from NW Wisconsin in a few months. I want to
avoid areas too close to sea level as well a flood plains or areas near flood plains. Can you direct me to online, free info (preferably map[s]) regarding flood plains in Delaware? A flood insurance rate map (called a FIRM in the business) would be ideal. FEMA web site not helpful because it requires a specific address before it can tell you if property is in a flood plain. I need more general info. Tks.
A: Since Delaware is such a small state you will be able to use the FIRM maps without an address.
Go to the FEMA map website:
1. Select Delaware for the state
2. Select the county you are interested in viewing. Delaware has three: New Castle County (north), Kent County (central), Sussex County (South).
3. Select a community. For this field, you can select a specific city/town OR select the entire county. Selecting New Castle Co*, Kent Co*, Sussex Co*, will give you complete county information.
4. Select “Get FEMA issued Flood Maps” and view the map
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