Flooding in Utah is more common than you might think. It is one of the most expensive natural disasters in Utah and costs are climbing every year along with flood frequency. Damaging floods can happen any place where rain occurs—and that means anywhere!
There are however, some areas of increased risk due to both natural geography and urban development patterns. The Risk MAP program creates floodplain maps to inform communities and properties owners of the location of this increased risk. Once we know where these areas of heightened risk are, communities and property owners can work together to manage the risk.
Steps to Reduce Your Flood Risk
Also after a Presidential Declaration, you may be eligible for the following: