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Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Floodplain Program

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FEMA Floodplain Program Overview

The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is a federal program established by Congress in 1968 which enables property owners to buy flood insurance at reasonable rates in participating communities. In return, participating communities carry out flood management measures designed to protect life and property from future flooding.

The City of Kissimmee also participates in The Community Rating System (CRS) which is a program implemented by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to reward communities such as the City of Kissimmee which undertake floodplain activities beyond the requirements of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). The CRS is a point system program; the greater the number of points earned by a community the greater the reduction in flood insurance premiums for the residents of that community.

     National Flood Insurance Program Website
  • Flood Facts 
    • City of Kissimmee's Map Information Services
    • Knowing your flood hazard
    • Insuring your property for your flood hazard
    • Learn how to protect yourself and others from the hazard
    • Read tips to protect your property from the hazard
    • Building responsibly
    • Protecting natural floodplain functions
    • General flood hazard preparations
    • Geneal flooding concerns
  • Flood Threat Information Posted 
    • Flood warning signals
    • Flood prone areas, i.e. Where the flood will likely go
    • Know your evacuation routes
    • Flood safety precautions
    • Osceola County Emergency Managment Plan and Office
    • Real-time water level gage information
  • Flood Insurance Flyers & Information
    • For additional information regarding flood insurance flyers
    • FEMA flood hazard pamphlets
  • Interactive Web Map
    • City of Kissimmee's floodplain - FEMA's Digital Insurance Rate Maps (DFIRM) and to see if your property is located in a floodplain
  • Additional information can be found at

For information regarding the community’s floodplain management program, please visit the Public Works and Engineering Department at:

City of Kissimmee City Hall
101 Church St. Ste. 301
Kissimmee, FL 34741



*Copies of FEMA Elevation Certificates are available from the community*