National Flood Insurance Program: The City of Vassar participates in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), a
Federal program that enables property owners in participating
communities to purchase insurance protection against losses from
flooding. This insurance is designed to provide an insurance alternative
to disaster assistance to meet the escalating costs of repairing damage
to buildings and their contents caused by floods.
NFIP participation is based on an agreement between local communities
and the Federal Government starting that if a community will adopt and
enforce a floodplain management ordinance to reduce future flood risks
to new construction in Special Flood Hazard Areas, the Federal
Government will make flood insurance available within the community as a
financial protection against flood.
FEMA Flood Map Store
The Flood Map Store is part of the Map Service Center (MSC), which
distributes National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) products including:
Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps (DFIRM), Flood Insurance Rate Maps
(FIRM), Flood Insurance Studies (FIS), Digital Q3 flood data, Community
Status Book, Flood Map Status Information Service (FMSIS), and Letters
of Map Change (LOMC). Currently, businesses are able to purchase all
these products online at the FEMA Flood Map Store.