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El Paso Virtual Flood Risk Open House

Flood risks in El Paso change over time because of new building and development, weather patterns, and other factors. El Paso is in FEMA’s Region 6, which works with international, federal, state, tribal, and local partners across the region to identify flood risk and to promote informed planning and development practices to help reduce that risk. This work is done through FEMA’s Risk Mapping, Assessment and Planning (Risk MAP) program. Updating flood hazard maps and the Flood Insurance Study is a multi-year effort that involves several phases.

One phase involves delivering preliminary flood maps to the communities involved, for their review and comments. Sometimes, a Flood Risk Open House is held, with stations for residents and business owners to learn more about how their flood risk may have changed, possible impacts on flood insurance requirements and costs, and what to do if they disagree with the preliminary maps. At the stations, attendees can also meet one-on-one with a mapping or insurance specialist or a local or FEMA representative. Because we still want to keep property owners informed during this pandemic, El Paso and FEMA Region 6 will be hosting three live, online Flood Risk Open Houses. If you are unable to attend but want to learn more, we have also created an online version you can “visit.” At each station, visitors can learn more about the new maps and the flood study.

Each of the five links below is a “station” for you to visit. We recommend that you start with Identify Your Flood Risk.

Step 1 Identify Your RiskStep 2Step 3Step 4Step 5

Launch Map

Open House Presentations

Missed the Virtual Flood Risk Open House? Click the links below to access the final presentations.

Virtual Flood Risk Open House Meeting Video

Virtual Flood Risk Open House Meeting Video - Spanish

For more information please call (915) 212-1578 or (915) 212-1580 Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or email or

Additional information is also available on the FEMA website at

For general questions about flood mapping and insurance contact the FEMA Mapping and Insurance eXchange (FMIX) Customer Care Center. They can be reached at (877) FEMA MAP (1-877-336-2627) from 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. MT.

For more information about flood insurance, contract your insurance agent or visit