The very thing that makes Hampton Roads so wonderful, living near scenic waterways, the bay and the ocean, can also be a nuisance during times of heavy rainfall or intense storms. To help assess your flooding risk, FEMA has developed Stay Dry.
The Stay Dry utility allows you to use Google EarthTM view basic flood hazard information from FEMA’s National Flood Hazard Layer (NFHL) for a community or an address. You can view flood hazard zones, cross sections and labels, community names and boundaries, Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) numbers and boundaries, and Letter of Map Revision (LOMR) case numbers and boundaries. To use the application, you must have Google EarthTM installed on your computer, a high-speed Internet connection, and the Stay Dry kmz file. The kmz file is available through FEMA's Map Service Center at https://hazards.fema.gov/femaportal/wps/portal/NFHLWMSkmzdownload