Flood Protection Library

Floodplain material, including maps, brochures, and books are available online, within the Planning Office and within the Great Falls Public Library. Some examples of these materials include various pictures, articles, and other material documenting historic flooding of Cascade County. We offer books published by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the National Flood Insurance Program to assist residents on how to construct new structures or retrofit existing structures within the regulated floodplain.

Answers to Questions About the National Flood Insurance Program

The Answers to Questions About the National Flood Insurance Program (PDF) is intended to acquaint the public with the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Despite the highly technical nature of the Program, there has been a deliberate effort to minimize the use of technical terms. This publication is designed for readers who do not need a detailed history or refined technical or legal explanations but do need a basic understanding of the program and the answers to some frequently asked questions. Readers who need legal definitions should refer to the Standard Flood Insurance Policy and to NFIP and related regulations.