Immediate Change to FEMA’s Map Distribution Process (7/27/20)

Message From: FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) <>
Mon 7/27/2020

Hello CTP Stakeholders,

Please see below for an important announcement regarding a change in FEMA’s map distribution process.

FEMA is updating its process for distribution of final mapping products for Community Officials to keep up with changing technology. Previously, FEMA provided a DVD with copies of the hardcopy map panels and the digital flood hazard data for affected Community Officials. Use of DVD media and support for DVDs on newer computers are no longer standard.

Beginning immediately, FEMA is discontinuing the production and distribution of DVDs. Community Officials will continue to receive hardcopy products by mail. FEMA will include information on how to download all the associated digital products from the FEMA Mapping and Insurance eXchange (FMIX). A copy of the fact sheet is attached. FEMA recently suspended new final determinations, so initially this change will affect only the distribution of products where the final determination was issued earlier, but the paper maps and DVDs have not yet been distributed. When final determinations resume, this change will remain in effect.

If you have questions regarding this change, or about the Map Service Center email subscription service, please contact us, Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 7:00 pm ET.

Best regards,

CTP Program Support Team

Fact Sheet: DVD_Elimination_Flyer