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If you live along or near the Winooski, North Branch, Dog, or Steven's Branch Rivers or other water course, your property may be in a floodplain. The floodplain is an area identified by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) with a 1% chance of being flooded each year. To help you determine where your property is in relation to the floodplain, please contact the Planning Department (802) 223-9506. You can get more information about FEMA at the
The Kellogg-Hubbard library has the following books which explain floodproofing in more detail:
Floodproofing Non-Residential Structures, FEMA, 1986. Retrofitting Flood-prone Residential Structures, FEMA, 1986. Design Guidelines for Flood Damage Reduction, FEMA, 1981.
You can get more information by visiting the Kellogg-Hubbard Library website.
The City of Montpelier has implemented a number of initiatives in an effort to reduce damage due to flooding. As a result, the City was able to achieve a rating of 9 through the Community Rating System (CRS) Program, which translates into a 5% reduction in flood insurance rates for the municipality as well as individual policy holders.
For more information about the National Flood Insurance Program, please visit the FEMA website.
If your property is next to a ditch or stream, please do your part and keep the banks clear of brush and debris.
Always check with the City before you build on, alter, regrade or fill on your property.
City of Montpelier
39 Main St.
Montpelier, VT 05602-2950