FEMA Map Modernization-Risk MAP Program
Hydraulics & Hydrology
Since 2004, Waggoner has occupied a very prominent role in the transformation of Mississippi’s Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) from cumbersome and static paper products to digitally dynamic, database-derived, countywide risk assessment tools.
During the Map Modernization Phase (2004 to 2009), Waggoner completed or assisting in completing digital updates to 70 of the 82 counties in Mississippi.
70 Mississippi Counties
Received digital updates from 2004-2009
Risk MAP Phase
In 2010, FEMA began implementing the next phase of Flood Mapping, known as Risk MAP (Mapping, Assessment, and Planning). Under this phase, Waggoner continues to lead the State’s efforts in development and delivery of quality data that increases public awareness and leads to action that reduces risk to life and property.