Coastal Hazards and Coastal Mapping: A Visual Guide,” is now available on the FEMA website at

This guide is intended to explain complex coastal hazard and flood mapping terms to a non-technical audience, using plain language, illustrations, and photos. It also serves as a companion to the coastal FIRM tutorial story map launched this summer:  An Introduction to FEMA Coastal Floodplain Mapping

Within the Coastal Hazards tab in the tutorial, there is a Storm Surge Fast Draw by NOAA– a good reminder to people in areas subject to storm surge to evacuate:

FEMA notes this resource can be used as a leave-behind at community events or other meetings to provide community stakeholders with additional background information on coastal hazards and how they’re depicted on the flood maps.