National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Information

1943 Flood HackettThe City of Oregon City participates in the FEMA National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), which makes flood insurance available to everyone. The City makes continual efforts to reduce flood damage potential, which reduces insurance rates.

The program was created by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in an effort to improve public safety, prevent property damage, and protect the natural floodplain environment. Communities that participate in this program agree to manage flood hazard areas by adopting regulatory standards related to flood activity.

The City of Oregon City participates in the Community Rating System (CRS) Program which allows the City to get a rating from 1 to 9 that allows an insurance provider to offer a discounted flood insurance rate. Oregon City currently has a Level 8 insurance rating, due in part to our participation in public outreach, education, and flood mitigation activities. To see the City's annual reports, visit the CRS Annual Reports page.

FEMA, Floodplain & Flooding Safety Information

On June 17, 2008, new FEMA floodplain maps and reports were adopted by the City. These maps replaced earlier FEMA maps and data with more accurate flood behavior and elevation data. These maps and data are available from the FEMA website.

Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps - DFIRM & FIRMette

FEMA does not distribute paper mapping products to the general public. The best way to obtain a current flood information map is to create a FIRMette from the FEMA site at no charge.

Oregon City uses data from the flood inundation line of 1996, as well as the FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM). A list of FIRM for the Oregon City area can be found on the Flood Information page and the City has these maps available at City Hall.

FEMA Resources

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