There are a number of resources available to help you identify if your property is located in the floodplain mapped by FEMA.

FEMA's Map Service Center
For a broad view of flood hazard area locations in Story County, visit FEMA's Map Service Center.

Story County Assessor's GIS Website (BEACON)
To look at a close-up view of flood hazard areas and where they are in relation to your property, go to the Story County GIS website

Enter your address in the Search box. Go to "Map" in the upper left-hand corner and you can see the property and related floodplain.

FEMA's National Flood Hazard Layer

Iowa Flood Center
Real-time flood information is provided by the stream and river sensors installed across the State of Iowa. If you’re tracking the progress of floodwaters, visit the Iowa Flood Center.

Additional Resources

Additional links provide information on the national Association of State Floodplain Managers and the Iowa Floodplain and Stormwater Management Association.

At any time, you may contact the Story County Floodplain Manager at 515-382-7245 or email the County Floodplain Manager. The Story County Floodplain Manager is able to print (either digitally or paper) copies of the flood hazard areas and where they are in relation to the property for which you have questions. You can also email the County Outreach and Special Projects Manager who is a Certified Floodplain Manager with questions. There is no charge for this service.