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As a state agency, DLCD partners with local governments and state and federal agencies to address land use needs. These needs can relate to the public, communities, regions, or the state. DLCD coordinates the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) in Oregon. Almost all cities and counties in Oregon that have flooding participate in the NFIP. DLCD helps local communities reach out to residents about flood hazards and flood insurance. The agency also helps with post-disaster floodplain management, outreach, and permitting. DLCD staff assist and train local floodplain managers, property owners, surveyors, real estate agents, and others to help Oregon’s communities remain in good standing with the NFIP.

State of Oregon National Flood Insurance Program​​​

In Oregon, local governments manage the development in floodplains. You can contact your local floodplain administrator with specific questions about regulations in your area. For additional information, please contact:

Deanna Wright, CFM, Natural Hazards Planner
971-718-7473 | 

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In Oregon, the Oregon Department of Emergency Management (OEM) administers the Risk MAP program. The OEM maintains the statewide response system for emergency and disaster notifications and coordination. It coordinates all Emergency Support Functions to support local emergency management efforts statewide. The OEM also supports state agency, local, and tribal government efforts to reduce disaster risk and manage the consequences of emergencies and disasters through grant funding to local and tribal governments, a network of regional emergency management coordinators, Oregon's search and rescue program, and the 9-1-1 program.

OEM administers FEMA's Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) grants in Oregon. HMA grants may offer funding for mitigation-related projects in the flood mapping process (for example, upgrading culverts to mitigate floods is an eligible activity for Hazard Mitigation grants). The FEMA Mitigation Ideas resource explains eligible HMA activities. These HMA programs provide critical assistance to state, local, tribal and territorial governments to adopt and improve enforcement of the most recent building codes that help communities mitigate loss due to natural disasters.

  • The Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) ensures that state, local, tribal and territorial governments have the financial opportunity to plan for and implement mitigation measures that reduce the risk of loss of life and property from future natural disasters during the reconstruction process following a disaster. HMGP funding is available when authorized through a major disaster declaration.


  • HMGP Post Fire assistance is available to help communities implement hazard mitigation measures after wildfire disasters in any area that receives a Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) declaration.


  • Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) supports state, local, tribal and territorial governments as they undertake hazard mitigation activities to reduce the risks they face from disasters and natural hazards. The BRIC program seeks to fund effective and innovative activities that will reduce risk, increase resilience, and serve as a catalyst to encourage the whole community to invest in and adopt hazard mitigation policies. BRIC is designed to promote a national culture of preparedness and public safety by encouraging investments to protect communities and infrastructure and strengthen national mitigation capabilities to foster resilience.


  • Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) is a competitive national program that provides funding to states, local communities, federally recognized tribes and territories. Funds can be used for projects that reduce or eliminate the risk of flood damage to structures insured by the NFIP.

For additional information, visit the OEM HMA homepage. You may also contact:

Stephen Richardson, State Hazard Mitigation Officer (SHMO)
971-332-0005 |​​

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The Oregon Partnership for Disaster Resilience (OPDR) is an applied research program working toward the mission of creating a disaster resilient state. Developed and coordinated by the Institute for Policy Research and Engagement (IPRE) at the University of Oregon, OPDR employs a service-learning model to increase community capacity and enhance disaster safety and resilience statewide.

For additional information, please contact:

Josh Bruce, Director of Applied Research
541-346-7326 |

Michael Howard, OPDR Program Director
541-346-8413 | ​

​OPDR Website:

DOGAMI helps people understand Oregon's geologic resources and hazards with maps, reports, and data. Their goal is to map, model, and monitor hazards. These can relate to earthquakes, landslides, volcanoes, floods, channel migration, the coast, tsunamis, toxic minerals, and climate change. DOGAMI collects information, including LiDAR data, physical landscape change data, and building inventories to see if communities are vulnerable to natural hazards. 

Additional information can be found here:

If a community wants to better understand its risk from geologic hazards, contact DOGAMI staff. They can discuss the maps, reports, and GIS data that are available. If the geologic hazard information is not available, they seek funding for new mapping or risk assessments. Please contact the identified point person for additional information on the following topics:

​DOGAMI Website:

The Oregon Silver Jackets Team is a subcommittee of the State Interagency Hazard Mitigation Team. It works to build and improve intergovernmental partnerships at the state level. These help to create sustainable solutions to state flood hazard challenges.  

Members include: 

  • FEMA Region 10
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Weather Service's Northwest River Forecast Center (NWS-NWRFC)  
  • Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) 
  • USACE Portland District
  • U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
  • Oregon DLCD 
  • Oregon OEM  
  • Oregon Water Resources Department  
  • Oregon DOGAMI 

Through a team of state and federal agencies, the Oregon Silver Jackets Team: 

  1. Assists with strategic lifecycle mitigation actions to reduce the threat and effects of flooding in Oregon.
  2. Creates or support a means of solving issues and enacting or recommending solutions.
  3. Shares resources and information among agencies.
  4. Improves flood risk communication and outreach.
  5. Promotes wise stewardship of taxpayer investments.
  6. Develops a stronger regional flood risk management strategy through the Flood Mitigation Subcommittee to the State Interagency Hazard Mitigation Team.
  7. Uses mitigation in recovery actions.

For additional information, please contact:
Paul Sclafani, Oregon Silver Jackets Coordinator


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For information on engineering and to understand how flood risk was determined, contact:
FEMA Regional Service Center |

When reaching out, please provide the following information:

  • The address of the location you are curious about.
  • The name/location of the flood study (e.g., the county).
  • Background on what you would like to understand better.​

​FEMA Flood Maps Service Center​ Website: