​Community Rating System

The Community Rating System (CRS) is a voluntary program of the National Flood Insurance Program.  Through the CRS, communities that are undertaking floodplain management activities that exceed the minimum floodplain management requirements of the NFIP earn reductions in the flood insurance premiums of their residents resulting in more affordable flood insurance.  Pompton Lakes is a participating community and undertakes floodplain management activities.

But more than this, by applying a whole community approach to floodplain management, the CRS contributes to community resilience, increased insurance coverage, public safety and the protection of floodplain natural functions.These benefits are evident in participating communities and collectively nationwide.

  1. Elizabeth Brandsness

    CRS Coordinator


Department of Homeland Security


Flood Smart

FEMA Flood Information Map

FEMA Assistance   

FEMA - Disaster and Assistance
There are different assistance programs for individual citizens versus public groups like government agencies and private nonprofit organizations. Find the help you need to support your disaster recovery.

 FEMA - Flood Insurance

The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is managed by the FEMA and is delivered to the public by a network of  insurance companies and the NFIP Direct
 Floods can happen anywhere — just one inch of floodwater can cause up to $25,000 in damage. Most homeowners insurance does not cover flood damage. Flood insurance is a separate policy that can cover buildings, the contents in a building, or both, so it is important to protect your most important financial assets — your home, your business, your possessions.

 The NFIP provides flood insurance to property owners, renters and businesses, and having this coverage helps them recover faster when floodwaters recede. The NFIP works with communities required to adopt and enforce floodplain management regulations that help mitigate flooding effects.

Flood insurance is available to anyone living in one of the 23,000 participating NFIP communities. Homes and businesses in high-risk flood areas with mortgages from government-backed lenders are required to have flood insurance.                                                                                                                                                  

FEMA - Individual and Family Assistance
FEMA recently changed the Individual Assistance Program and Policy Guide to create additional flexibilities that ensure access to assistance is equitably provided to all survivors.  The Policy changes apply to disasters declared on or after August 23, 2021.

FEMA - Help After A Disaster Brochures

- Translated in over 30 deferent languages

 FEMA - National Flood Insurance Program

CRS Class 5 Determination Letter (Residents provide this letter to your Insurance Provider)

Answers to Questions About The NFIP

Why Buy Flood Insurance Video

Flood Insurance Coverage

NFIP Flood Insurance for Renters Brochure

Risk Rating 2.0 Informational Video

National Flood Insurance - Fact Sheet

Flood Insurance Claims

FEMA's Flood Insurance Advocate Explains Flood Claims


Pompton Lakes Emergency Notification Sign Up
FEMA Mobile App and Text Messages
Pompton Lakes OEM -Emergency Preparedness Seminar 2023
Pompton Lakes OEM - Emergency Preparedness Seminar 2022

Disaster Preparedness Resources
Hurricanes and Flooding Information
Hurricanes and Flooding Safety Tips
Tornado Safety Tips
Student Tools For Emergency Planning (STEP)
Be a Ready Kid - Preparedness Games and Activities
Receiving Weather Alerts & Making Your Preparedness Plans and Kits
Create Your Family EMERGENCY Communication Plan - Several Languages
Emergency Preparedness - Individuals with Disabilities


Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP)
Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA)
Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM)
Repetitive Flood Claims (RFC)
Severe Repetitive Loss (SRL)
Increased Cost of Compliance (ICC)
Small Business Administration (SBA)

River Gauges

Ramapo River at Pompton Lakes 
Pequannock River at Riverdale 
Wanaque River at Wanaque 
Pompton River at Pompton Plains 

Stormwater Management

Stormwater Polution Prevention Plan 

Public Outreach

Pompton Lakes Public Library Flood Preparedness Information
Repetitive Loss Area Letter Area One
Repetitive Loss Area Letter Area Two
Repetitive Loss Area Letter Area Three
Special Flood Hazard Area Letter with 2020 FEMA Flood Map Limits
FEMA Flood Insurance Manual
Flood Insurance 101
The Benefits of Flood Insurance Versus Disaster Assistance
About Mandatory Purchase Of Flood Insurance
Take The Pledge
FEMA Help After A Disaster Brochures (Various Languages)
National Flood Insurance Program Factsheet
After the Flood: Advice for Salvaging Damaged Family Treasures
Factsheet: Mold: Problems and Solutions
Emergency Awareness Seminar

Real Estate Agencies Informational Outreach Brochures and Templates

What Prospective Property Owners Should Know -Real Estate Brochure Template

Before You Buy - Flood Hazard Brochure Template


FEMA Flood Map Information Service Link 

Flood Risk and Insurance Rate Maps Presentations

Flood Insurance Studies and Insurance Rate Maps-Feb. 27, 2020

Flood Risk and Insurance Public Information Session Oct. 22, 2020

Flood Insurance Studies and Insurance Rate Maps March 25, 2021

Passaic County And All Municipalities Hazard Mitigation Plan 2020 Update (section 9.10)

Update On The Passaic County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan