National Flood Hazard Layer (NFHL) Status

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This webpage provides up-to-date information regarding NFHL changes including Alerts, Announcements, and the NFHL Inventory table. Refer to Alerts to find information regarding NFHL system unplanned maintenance. Refer to the Announcements to find the relevant information for planned maintenance, and NFHL Resources. Reference the NFHL Inventory Table to find the most updated future FIRMs and download.


Description Estimated Time to Resolution Last Updated (ET)
The system is fully functional. NA NA

NFHL Inventory Table

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Now Available! National Flood Hazard Layer (NFHL) Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Data for Download. The following changes have been made to the MSC Product Catalog and Map Search:

New GIS Features

  • Easier use of the Map Product Search, now incorporating a familiar BingTM Map interface and more flexible search bar
  • Replacement of the outdated MapViewer-Web (e-z Print and e-z Identify) with an updated National Flood Hazard Layer (NFHL) service for viewing in Google Earth and display in the FEMA GeoPlatform
  • Improvement in the usability of the NFHL WMS service and its implementation in Google Earth
  • Updating of the NFHL to the 2012 FIRM Database schema

Plus, these improvements make additional services available to the public for the first time, including access to the National Flood Hazard Layer (NFHL) through REST and WFS services.