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Flood risk reduction and other related documents have been included below for reference.  In addition, helpful website links are provided.

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MyCoast: Maryland

A project of the Chesapeake & Coastal Service & Maryland Department of Natural Resources, MyCoast: Maryland is a portal to collect and analyze pictures and data relating to flooding caused by precipitation or coastal events. Information collected through this site is used to visualize the impacts of flood events; to enhance awareness among decision-makers and residents of Maryland and to encourage action to reduce flood risks.​

Visit the Apple or Android app store and download the MyCoast app for your phone; the app is free and the web platform can be viewed here.

How to Submit a Report:

1.) Visit

2.) Select "Register" and create an account. 

3.) After logging in, you will be directed to your state's MyCoast website.

4.) In the upper right menu, select "Submit a Report" from the "Storm Reporter" tab.
5.) Follow the directions on screen to submit a storm report. You will be asked to submit photos, report impacts (e.g., time, date, damages), and set a location.

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Homeowner Flood Preparedness Resources

Take steps to protect your home, family, and financial security throughout the year, and take extra precautions when flooding is predicted in your area.

The best way to protect your home and belongings from flood damage is to purchase flood insurance – don’t let your hard work be washed away.

Here are a few steps you and your family can take to be ready for flooding:​

  • Get flood insurance.

  • Know your flood risk.

  • Take a household inventory.

  • Store important documents.

Below are resources that provide ways to protect your home from flooding.

Find a Flood Insurance Provider

Protect Your Home from Flooding

Protect Your Property from Flooding

Reducing Flood Risk to Residential Buildings That Cannot Be Elevated

Resources below provide different ways to protect against shoreline erosion.

Living Shorelines for the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

Protect your Property from Coastal Erosion

Maryland’s ‘Living Shorelines’ Help Communities Become Resilient

Ways to Protect Against Shoreline Erosion

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Center for Environmental Science (UMCES)

The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) offers community learning through online seminars. UMCES offers opportunities to engage with our expert faculty online through these free public seminars. To register, click here.

Maryland Historic Trust: Cultural Resources Hazard Mitigation Planning Program

The Architectural Survey Form for Hazard Mitigation Planning, developed by the Maryland Historical Trust, was created to help communities to conduct a risk assessment for historic structures that are important to the community and vulnerable to flooding. 

The Maryland Historic Trust also promotes a planning framework based on FEMA's hazard mitigation planning for historic and cultural resources. To learn about integrating historic and cultural resources, please click below to review FEMA's guide. 


To learn more about protecting historic places, archeological sites, and cultural landscapes, please visit Maryland Historic Trust's Cultural Resources Hazard Mitigation Planning Program site.

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