Flood Hazard Information

Letter to the Residents of Pocatello
This letter is an effort to better educate and assist citizens about developing and living in the floodplain. Read the flood hazard information letter (PDF).
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GIS City Map with Floodplain Information
The City GIS map contains FEMA flood layer information. Be sure to select FEMA Floodplain under the map contents heading in order to find floodplain information. See the City GIS map.
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City Ordinance Chapter 15.32 - Flood Hazard Areas
It is the purpose of chapter 15.32 of the City Code to promote the public health, safety, and general welfare, and to minimize public and private losses due to flood conditions. Read Chapter 15.32 of City Code.
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USGS Gauging Station Data
Portneuf River water gauging data provided by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The Portneuf River station is operated in cooperation with Idaho Department of Water Resources. View station data.
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City of Pocatello Flood Plan
Flood incidents can endanger human life, cause extensive property damage and result in significant harm to the environment. This flood plan was developed to assist the community in dealing with flood hazards that exist locally. This plan defines who does what, when, where and how they will do it. View the complete flood plan (PDF).
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Federal Emergency Management Agency
What would you do if your property were flooded? Are you prepared? Even if you feel you live in a community with a low risk of flooding, remember that anywhere it rains, it can flood. Just because you haven't experienced a flood in the past, doesn't mean you won't in the future. Review FEMA Flood Preparation Information.
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Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security mission is wide-ranging, but the goal is clear: a safer, more secure America, which is resilient against terrorism and other potential threats. Review DHS disaster information.
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Flood Smart.Gov the Official Site of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)
Since standard homeowners insurance doesn't cover flooding, it's important to have protection from the floods associated with hurricanes, tropical storms, heavy rains and other conditions that impact the U.S. The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) helps provide a means for property owners to financially protect themselves. Access NFIP information.
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