Flood Education Mapping Tool
The purpose of the Harris County Flood Control District's Flood Education Mapping Tool is to provide information about
the mapped floodplains in Harris County relative to residences, businesses and other structures.
The Flood Education Mapping Tool was initially developed as a mapping tool for the Tropical Storm Allison Recovery
Project (TSARP), which was launched shortly after Tropical Storm Allison
struck Harris County in June 2001. The Flood Education Mapping Tool replaces the mapping tool formerly located at
www.tsarp.org and includes regularly-updated floodplain information from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s
Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM or floodplain map) for Harris County, interactive legend options, a simple map
display and easy map navigation.
While the floodplains shown on the Flood Education Mapping Tool are the floodplains delineated on the FIRM for
Harris County, the Flood Education Mapping Tool is not the effective FIRM. View the effective FIRM for Harris County
on-line using a structure’s address at
www.msc.fema.gov. There, you also can create
a FIRMette, which is a full-scale section of a FIRM that you can save on your computer and print on a standard home
or office printer.
Do you live in a floodplain?
> Visit the Flood Education Mapping Tool to learn more!
How to Use the Flood Education Mapping Tool (PDF, 262KB, 10/05/2011)