Preliminary Mississippi Flood Maps

New and Preliminary Mississippi 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 Mississippi 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:

Mississippi Flood Maps

Bolivar County Flood Maps

Claiborne County Flood Maps

Coahoma County Flood Maps

Forrest County Flood Maps

Greene County Flood Maps

Hinds County Flood Maps

Humphreys County Flood Maps

Jones County Flood Maps

Madison County Flood Maps

Marshall County Flood Maps

Monroe County Flood Maps

Panola County Flood Maps

Perry County Flood Maps

Quitman County Flood Maps

Rankin County Flood Maps

Scott County Flood Maps

Sharkey County Flood Maps

Smith County Flood Maps

Sunflower County Flood Maps

Tallahatchie County Flood Maps

Tate County Flood Maps

Tunica County Flood Maps

Washington County Flood Maps

Yalobusha County Flood Maps

 


Current & New FEMA Flood Maps