Preliminary Minnesota Flood Maps

New and Preliminary Minnesota Flood Maps provide the public an early look at a home or community’s projected risk to flood hazards. This page is for homeowners who want to understand how their current effective Flood Map may change when the preliminary FEMA maps becomes effective.

Releasing Preliminary Minnesota Flood Maps

The release of preliminary flood hazard maps, or Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), is an important step in the mapping lifecycle for a community. This release provides community officials, the public, and other stakeholders with their first view of the current flood hazards, which include changes that may have occurred in the flood risks throughout the community, or county, since the last flood hazard map was published.

Property Owners Can Take Advantage of “Grandfathering”

If a property is mapped into a high-risk area (shown as a zone labeled with letters starting with “A” or “V”) and the owner has a mortgage through a federally regulated or insured lender, flood insurance will be required when the FIRM becomes effective. Lenders do have the option to make the purchase of flood insurance a condition for their loans at any time, and some lenders may institute such requirements in advance of the maps becoming effective.

Preliminary Flood Maps Available:

Minnesota Flood Maps

Blue Earth County Flood Maps

Cottonwood County Flood Maps

Goodhue County Flood Maps

Koochiching County Flood Maps

Lake of The Woods County Flood Maps

Marshall County Flood Maps

Nicollet County Flood Maps

Polk County Flood Maps

Pope County Flood Maps

Red Lake County Flood Maps

Rice County Flood Maps

Scott County Flood Maps

Stevens County Flood Maps

Watonwan County Flood Maps

Wilkin County Flood Maps

Wright County Flood Maps

Yellow Medicine County Flood Maps

Current & New FEMA Flood Maps