Additional Information

Links to Additional Information

Flood Preparation Information 

Repairing Your Flooded Home

For information on flood warnings and current river levels in your area, see the following websites:

National Weather Service 

Automated Flood Warning System 

Virginia IFLOWS 

Call 2-1-1 for disaster response information

2-1-1 Virginia: Your Response for Disaster Response Info 
Contact information fro companies and churches providing services and donations to the community can be found through 2-1-1 Virginia. For assistance after a disaster, please call 2-1-1.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Information

FEMA on the Web
FEMA's National Flood Insurance Program website and www.floodsmart.gov provide information on how to obtain flood insurance and what damages are covered. They also give information on the latest flood disasters and how you can prepare for or reduce future flooding damage to your property by retrofitting or floodproofing your home or business. 

FEMA on the Phone
For information on Flood Insurance Rate Maps, call toll-free 877-336-2627.
For general flood insurance information, call toll-free 800-427-4661.
To order any current FEMA publications, call toll-free 800-480-2520.
For lender questions on flood policy coverage and rates, call toll-free 800-611-6125.
For agent questions on flood policy coverage and rates, call toll-free 800-720-1093.


The following labels are used to describe flood zones:
     ZONE   DESCRIPTION
Floodway                                             Areas where water is likely to be deepest and fastest.These areas are required to be kept free of obstructions. The City of Roanoke requires the submittal of engineering calculations before approving any filling or development in the floodway.
A  Areas that are known to be flooded during very large storms occurring an average of every 100 years, but have no elevations determined.
AE Areas that are known to be flooded during very large storms occurring an average of every 100 years, and do have elevations determined. Elevation certificates are available for buildings in these areas. 
 X500 Areas that are known to be flooded during very large storms occurring an average of every 500 years, but have no elevations determined.
 X Areas determined to be outside the 500-year floodplain. 




Areas where water is likely to be deepest and fastest. These areas are required to be kept free of obstructions. The city of Roanoke requires the submittal of engineering calculations before approving any filling or development in the floodway.
Areas where water is likely to be deepest and fastest. These areas are required to be kept free of obstructions. The city of Roanoke requires the submittal of engineering calculations before approving any filling or development in the floodway.