Flooding

Flooding is the most frequent severe weather event and the costliest natural disaster. Floods not only affect high-risk coastal areas but according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), 25% of flood insurance claims come from moderate-to-low-risk areas like Montgomery County. Just one inch of floodwater can cause up to $25,000 in damage. Montgomery County is committed to addressing adverse flood impacts to residents and businesses in the County.

Get Updates on Rain Events and Flooding in Your Area

Subscribe to Alert Montgomery Subscribe to Alert Montgomery to receive emergency alerts from Montgomery County directly to your mobile devices. Through this service, Montgomery County officials can send event updates, warnings, and instructions right to you. This is an accessible emergency notification service provided by the County to send alerts via text, email, phone, and TTY/TTD to people who live or work in the County.

 

Take Our Survey

Montgomery County is developing a comprehensive flood management plan to better understand the causes and impacts of flooding, and potential strategies to eliminate or minimize the risks of flooding.

As part of this process, we want to hear from you! Share your thoughts about flooding and about your experience with flooding in the county.

This short survey will take about 5 minutes to complete. All answers will remain confidential.

Take survey now

Events and Presentations

Several pop-up events have been planned to explain the Comprehensive Flood Management Plan and help residents fill out the survey. Multi-lingual staff will be present at selected events. Hard copy maps and translated educational flyers will be available during these events.


comprehensive flood management planFlood Management

Know why we need a flood management plan.

Learn more about Flood Management Plan

flood insurance document Flood Insurance

Know about the availability of flood insurance for any home in the County.

Learn more about Flood Insurance

emergency preparedness checklist Take Steps to Prepare

Take steps to prepare for a flooding emergency at home and during travel.

Learn more about Taking Steps to Prepare

report flooding Report Flooding

Know how to report flooding and drainage issues to the County.

Learn more about Reporting Flooding

flood sensorFlood Sensors

Know about the County's flood sensors located in floodprone areas.

Learn more about Flood Sensors

street signs close off flooded road Avoid Flooded Roads

Know dangers of driving into flooded areas and see lists of frequently flooded roads.

Learn more about Avoiding Flooded Roads