Flood Safety

Protect your home and property


Forecasting and Flood Warning

UDFCD works with local governments to ensure the safety of their citizens by providing local officials with early notifications of heavy rain and flood threats in partnership with NOAA’s National Weather Service. Local officials act on these notifications according to their respective emergency plans and warn people in affected high risk areas when a flooding threat becomes more likely. The public can also access real-time rainfall, streamflow, and weather information from the ALERT System. ALERT data can also be retrieved for past events.

UDFCD’s flash flood prediction program, F2P2, operates from April through September. An archive of forecast products and flood threat notifications is available on the F2P2 website.


District Studies Impacting Floodplain Mapping

The District works with the Federal Emergency Management Agency FEMA to update floodplain maps through the Physical Map Revision (PMR) process. If you received a notification letter that your property is in a high risk flood zone, please visit our Floodplain Management page under Resources to view specific information related to the study.


Flood Protection Handbooks

These handbooks provide information to assist in personal flood safety management. Some communities have flood protection handbooks specific to their area. These can be found in the Library.