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.

Identify Your Risk

Potential impacts of map changes on flood insurance.Options if you disagree with the preliminary flood mapsLearn more about the mapping processessGet More Information

Launch Map

Attend An Open House

Choose the most convenient time for you to hear about the new flood maps, how they are different, how to identify your risk, and more:

Wednesday, December 16, 10–11:30 AM
Wednesday, December 16, 6–7:30 PM
Thursday, December 17, 6–7:30 PM

Watch and listen by typing this link into your web browser at one of those times: 

passcode: maps

To listen by phone (toll-free), dial 888-475-4499. When prompted, enter in the Meeting ID (91327100032#) and then the Passcode (341063#).