Flood Hazards & Maps
Flood Risk is Real!
Since we all live in a special flood hazard area, we need to take steps to help mitigate our losses due to flooding. Please review the following information and feel free to contact us if you would like additional information about your flood risk.
Know Your Flood Hazard
Ocean City is subject to serious flooding conditions from the ocean and the bay waters during hurricanes and other high tide storms. Lesser flooding may occur during lunar high tides and rainstorms.
Detailed flood insurance maps showing the 100-year floodplain in which we are located are on file for your inspection at the City Clerk’s Office 609-399-6111, Code Enforcement, 115 E. 12th St. and the Ocean City Free Public Library, at 1735 Simpson Avenue.
Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) are also available at the city web site on the FloodSmart web page. Information about the flood elevations projected for the 100-year storm may be obtained by calling 609-399-6111 and asking for the Engineering Division. Site visits are available and financial assistance may also be available. An extensive collection of flood related materials is available at the Ocean City Free Public Library. In addition many free publications related to flooding may be obtained.
All of Ocean City, NJ is within a flood plain, therefore everywhere on the island will flood at some point.
The City is continually working to improve flood protection on the island. These efforts cannot completely eliminate the chance of flooding but will reduce the frequency and the severity of the flooding.
Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) for Ocean City
345310 0001 C – Gardens to 9th Street
345310 0002 C –9th Street to 30th Street
345310 0003 C– 31st Street to 52nd Street
345310 0004 D – 53rd Street to 59th Street
Working FIRM for Ocean City
Historic FIRM for Ocean City
Ocean City SE– Ocean City, Gardens to 1st Street
Ocean City SW– Ocean City, 1st Street to 35th Street
Sea Isle NW– Ocean City, 47st Street to 59th Street
Sea Isle NE– Ocean City, 47st Street to 59th Street