Missouri Floodplain Management/Floodplain Insurance Programs

The Floodplain Management Section administers the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) for the state of Missouri. Most homeowner insurance does not cover flood damage, so the purchase of specific flood insurance may be necessary. For those who live in a mapped high risk Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA), federal law compels federally backed mortgage lenders to require the purchase of flood insurance. This section works with NFIP participating communities to ensure they comply with the requirements of the program, which provides nearly $4 billion in flood insurance coverage for homes and businesses in Missouri. SEMA also is a Cooperating Technical Partner (CTP) with FEMA in the production of Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps (DFIRM) under the federal “Risk Map” modernization program. In addition, the section partners with the Missouri Floodplain and Stormwater Managers Association (MFSMA) and others to offer NFIP training for local floodplain managers, planners, insurance agents, elected officials, engineers and surveyors, lenders and realtors.

Floodplain Management Professionals

Local Floodplain Administrator

The local floodplain adminstrator works with floodplain management professionals on specific local issues. Use the menu or map below to find the contact information for your local floodplain administrator.
Community officials: Update your Floodplain Administrator contact information online. Click here to get started.

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National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)

Floodplain management professionals can find information and resources related to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) on FEMA's National Flood Insurance Program Web site.

Mapping Components

The SEMA mapping components page includes a discussion of FEMA's Risk Mapping, Assessment and Planning (Risk MAP), Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps (DFIRMS) and levees.

Certified Floodplain Manager's (CFM) Training

SEMA provides downloadable study guides to be used in preparation for the Certified Floodplain Manager's (CFM) Test. Visit the CFM training site to download the training documents »