National Flood Insurance Program & Community Rating System
Flood Planning: The Federal Perspective
Flood Maps, Insurance and Information
National Flood Insurance Program
Understanding our local, state and national weather
Would you like to be a weather spotter?
Flood Planning: The State of California Perspective
What information is available through the State of California?
Would you like to learn more about California's emergency management?
Are you interested in all of California's hazards and what you can do to actively mitigate these hazards?
Flood Planning: The City of Redlands Perspective
Would you like to understand the source of Redlands' floodplain?
The Zanja (san-kee)
Would you like to know more about Redlands' flood risks and how you can actively mitigate this hazard?
What is the Community Rating System and how does it affect me?
Do you need immediate information regarding an impending or recent natural disaster?
Do you believe that you may need sandbags?
Would you like to know more about your community's requirements for developing in the floodplain?
What are Redlands' current flood protection projects?
How does the City of Redlands strive to maintain its drainage system?
Understanding where I live and how floodplains may affect me
Flood Maps, Insurance and Information:
Flood Maps, Insurance, and general Flood Information. Linking to http://fema.gov/hazard/flood/info.shtm will direct you to the Map Service Center, where you can very easily create your own, personalized Flood Insurance Rate Map, free online. You can learn how to request a Letter of Map Amendment, Letter of Map Revision, Forms, Documents and Software, Online Tutorials, Recovery Information, including removing mold, salvage guidelines and more.
National Flood Insurance Program:
Be FloodSmart! Learn the Basics, Find your Flood Risk, NFIP in our Community, Estimate your Premium, Find an Agent. http://www.floodsmart.gov
Understanding our local, state and national weather:
Access http://www.noaa.gov to find complete and up-to-date information including Active Weather Alerts, Warnings and Forecasts, Graphical Forecasts, National Maps, Radar, Water, Air Quality, Satellite and Climate Information, Observations, Forecast Models, and more.
Access http://www.noaa.gov to find Education and Outreach Projects. Whether you are just curious about the weather, you are an educator wanting to help your class to learn about weather and safety, want brochures, statistical information, maps and charts, and even National Weather Service Training for many types of hazards, this site will provide something for everyone!
Would you like to be a weather spotter? With the proper equipment, you can be of service to your community by accessing http://espotter.weather.gov, an Online Weather Reporting System. You must have on-line access in order to both receive training and access for reporting purposes.
Flood Planning: The State of California Perspective
Understanding State of California floodplain management
What information is available through the State of California? A link to http://www.water.ca.gov offers valuable information from the Department of Water Resources regarding California's plan and initiatives. Information regarding Rebuilding the System and Reducing the Risk is available at http://www.water.ca.gov/floodsafe
Would you like to learn more about California’s emergency management? Are you curious about emerging weather, other natural disasters, Pandemic Flu, California’s Wireless Alert and Warning System Project, the California Service Corps? Access www.oes.ca.gov to learn about all of this and much more.
Are you interested in all of California’s hazards and what you can do to actively mitigate these hazards, including the Approved 2007 State Hazard Mitigation Plan? Then, link to http://hazardmitigation.oes.ca.gov for all of the latest information including Planning Resource, Education, Hazards,FAQ's, and who to contact.
Flood Planning: City of Redlands' Perspective
Understanding your community’s efforts in floodplain management
Would you like to understand the source of Redlands’ floodplain? Locate your property and the potential effects of flooding. Access http://www.floodsmart.gov
The Zanja (san-kee). Whether you are members of long-time Redlands families or have lived in Redlands for a short period of time, The Zanja is a treasure of the community, and also a potential source of catastrophic flooding to our downtown. If you are looking for information regarding this historic resource, here are just a few websites that will help you to understand more about the Zanja:
Would you like to know more about Redlands’ flood risks and how you can actively mitigate this hazard? Access the City of Redlands Flood Plan, a Mitigation-based document describing Redlands’ risks, suggestions to mitigate the short- and long-term effects of flooding, stormwater management, pictures and newspaper articles describing historic floods, statistics, and more after August 1, 2008.
City of Redlands and the Community Rating System
What is the Community Rating System and how does it affect me? As a “CRS Community,” Redlands has committed to a variety of mitigation measures that will progressively lower flood insurance premiums for those residents whose properties are located within the floodplain and require the added level of insurance protection provided through the National Flood Insurance Plan. For more information about the Community Rating System and what we must do to gradually increase our rating, please access http://www.fema.gov/business/nfip/crs.shtm.
Do you need immediate information regarding an impending or recent natural disaster? City of Redlands Fire Department Emergency Information page can give you Emergency Information, Family Planning, the Emergency Alert System (EAS), and more at http://cityofredlands.org/fire/emergency.
Do you believe that you may need sandbags? CLICK HERE for information regarding our sandbag policy, or contact the Redlands Fire Department Administration Offices at 909-798-7600 for more information.
Would you like to know more about your community’s requirements for developing in the floodplain? This information may be found at our online City Code system. You can also see how the City of Redlands works hard for you through the National Flood Insurance Program. Our One Stop Permit Center maintains complete information regarding Redlands’ Elevation Flood Certificates. For further information on the requirements to obtain elevation certificates, and copies of elevation certificates, please contact City of Redlands Building and Safety Department at (909) 798-7536.
What are Redlands current flood protection projects? For that information and more, please access (Flood Plan scan) and (Local/Multijurisdictional Mitigation Plan).
How does the City of Redlands strive to maintain its drainage system? Storm drains and irrigation channels are maintained by city crews on an annual basis each summer, well before Redlands ’ documented rainy season begins. In late 2007 the City of Redlands purchased new equipment that will give us increased capability to keep our channels open.