FEMA Flood Risk Communication Toolkit for Community Officials

Created: 5/04/2021 - Updated: 5/06/2021


The Flood Risk Communication Toolkit was developed to help community officials begin and maintain an open channel for communication. The Toolkit includes templates and guides for designing a communication plan, effective public meetings, and a social media strategy for addressing flood risk. It is supported by story maps and videos that visually communicate the objectives of updating flood risk data and maps.


Local community officials, including floodplain managers, emergency managers, community planners, and elected officials.

FEMA Risk Management Directorate, Communications Strategy Branch


FEMA’s mission is to help people before, during and after disasters. The challenges posed by more intense storms, frequent heavy rain, heat waves, drought, extreme flooding, and higher sea levels could lead to increased risks from disasters faced by communities and the emergency management professionals serving them.


Scale of Project
Community / Local
Target Climate Changes and Impacts
Type of Tool
Communication / Outreach
Type of Adaptation Action/Strategy
Increase / Improve public awareness, education, and outreach efforts