Planning Department

Floodplain Management

Some areas of Middletown fall within a Federal Emergency Managment Agency (FEMA) Special Flood Hazard Area. The official FEMA Flood Insurance Rate (FIRM) maps are below. A non-official depiction of the FEMA data is available via Middletown’s Flood Hazard mapping. provides information on the National Flood Insurance Program. Mandatory Purchase Requirement: Pursuant to the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973 and the National Flood Insurance Reform Act of 1994, the purchase of flood insurance is mandatory for all federal or federally related financial assistance for the acquisition and/or construction of buildings in Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHAs). An SFHA is defined as any A or V flood zone on a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM). Middletown provides more details on the basics of the mandatory flood insurance here.

For interactive mapping from the Federal Emergency Managment Agency (FEMA), visit FEMA’s Map Service Center, where you can type an address to retrieve data. Below are copies of FEMA’s FIRM maps which delineate both the special hazard areas and the risk premium zones applicable to Middletown.

Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM)

FIRM Map Index

Panels effective September 4, 2013:

Panels effective April 5, 2010:




Additional Flood Resources

Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency

Flood Insurance Study report for Newport County preliminary completed on March 21, 2012