FEMA's Community Rating System provides lower insurance premiums under the National Flood Insurance Porgram. The premium reductino is in th eform of a CRS Class, similar to the classifications used for fire insurance.
FEMA's Flood Insurance Rate Maps (Floodplain Maps)
FEMA's National Preparedness Directorate; CDP Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP); Emergency Management Institute (EMI); National Training and Education Division (NTED).
NOAA's Mission is Science, Service, and Stewardship. To understand and predict changes in climate, weather, oceans and coasts; To share knowledge and information with others; and To conserve and manage coastal and marine ecosystems and resources.
As part of the Federal Government's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Coastal Services Center works with private and public sector partners to address coastal issues.
In the United States, where over half of us live along the coast and more than 78% of our overseas trade by volume comes and goes along our marine highways, the health of our coasts is intricately connected to the health of our Nation's economy. The National Ocean Service (NOS) is the Nation's ocean and coastal agency.
The goal of the National Weather Service (NWS) is to provide weather, water and climate data, forecasts and warnings for the protection of life and property and enhancement of the National economy.
Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service (AHPS) is a web based suite of accurate and information rich forecast products. They display the magnitude and uncertainty of occurrence of floods or droughts, from hours to days and months, in advance.
Within that narrow strip of land and water we call our coast, there is a nationally significant story to tell. To help tell that story and encourage the need to better understand, manage, and protect our natural resources, NOAA has developed this State of the Coast (SOTC) web site: a clear, simple, and engaging web destination that will foster an increased awareness of the crucial importance of healthy coastal ecosystems to a robust US economy, a safe population, and a sustainable quality of life for coastal residents.
NRCS works with landowners through conservation planning and assistance designed to benefit the soil, water, air, plants and animals that result in productive lands and healthy ecosystems.