Protect Yourself from Flooding
Just because you haven’t experienced a flood in the past, doesn’t mean you won’t in the future. Flood risk isn’t just based on history, it’s also based on a number of factors: changing weather patterns, rainfall, erosion, river flow and tidal-surge data, topography, flood-control measures, and changes due to building and development.
Flood-Hazard maps have been created to show different degrees of risk for your community, which help determine the cost of flood insurance. The lower the degree of risk, the lower the flood insurance premium. FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) has updated and modernized the nation’s Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMS). These digital flood hazard maps provide an official depiction of flood hazards for each community and for properties located in it. Properties that were previously not listed in floodplain may now be located in floodplain. To see the maps of East Rockhill Township you may explore the files posted to the right or go to the Bucks County Flood Plain Map.
The current maps are in paper format and can be viewed at the Township Office during business hours of 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM Monday-Friday. You can also try the Bucks County Flood Plain Viewer available to the right.
It is strongly recommended that property owners determine their risk. Since standard homeowners insurance doesn’t cover flooding, it’s important to have protection from the floods associated with hurricanes, tropical storms, heavy rains and other conditions that impact Bucks County.
East Rockhill Township participates in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) that offers flood insurance to homeowners, renters, and business owners. Learn more about Flood Insurance.
Flood Plain Maps
- Federal Emergency Management Agency
- Bucks County Planning Commission
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
- Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection