I just discovered that my property is in a newly established Special Flood Hazard Area. What now?

If you have a federally insured mortgage, you will be required to purchase flood insurance. Ask your insurance agent, or check out the Flood Smart website for more information.


There is normally a 30 day waiting period from the time the first premium is paid to the effective date of the flood insurance. However, if your property was not in the Special Flood Hazard Area before the map revision, but it is in this area now, there is only a 1 day waiting period between the payment of the first premium to the effective date of insurance.


In order to qualify for this waiver you must purchase your flood insurance within 13 months of the effective revision date of the DFIRM maps. Check with your insurance agent for more information.

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1. As a member of the community, are there any steps I can take to help prepare for a disaster?
2. I just recently moved to the area. What hazards should I be aware of?
3. I would like to have a disaster preparedness talk for my organization. Who would I contact?
4. Are there sandbags available to Teton County residents and businesses for flood protection?
5. I have never worked with sandbags for flood protection. Are there any instructions available?
6. Do I need flood insurance?
7. I just discovered that my property is in a newly established Special Flood Hazard Area. What now?
8. I don't have local TV and usually don't listen to local radio stations. I still want to receive emergency alerts, however. What should I do?
9. Does Teton County use outdoor sirens for public warning?
10. Can I receive important information and Emergency Alert System (EAS) messages via text message (SMS) or email from Teton County?
11. Is Teton County Emergency Management on Twitter?