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Flood Management Program

Ensuring the safety and welfare of Philadelphians through comprehensive flood management.


The Flood Management Program is the City's coordinated approach to flood risk management. The program is operated by the floodplain manager, a cross-departmental position.

The program works to:

  • Educate the public about flood hazards.
  • Develop regulations and risk mapping for flood hazards.
  • Prioritize a variety of flood concerns.
  • Enhance the City’s resiliency to flooding through mitigation.

The program aims to be accessible for City residents, businesses, developers, and flood resiliency partners.


If you live in a flood hazard area or have experienced the effects of flooding and would like technical assistance, you can contact the City's floodplain manager at or (215) 686-2423.

Floodplain Management offers a training session that gives an overview of the City’s participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and floodplain development.

Flooding survey

If you've experienced flooding, complete this survey to provide us with information that can help the City plan for the future.