Is your home at high flood risk

Fairborn streets flooded (Photo: WDTN/Kris Sproles)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – We saw flooding across Montgomery, Miami, Greene and Clark Counties.  The damage likely has many wondering if our homes are in areas prone to flooding. FEMA has a feature on its website that can help you answer that question.

After 3-5 inches of rainfall rivers rise and storm drains have a hard time trying to keep up.  With one click you can type in your address to find out your flood risk.  .

To come up with these risks FEMA conducted a study of flood insurance and looked at river flow, storm tides, rainfall and topography.

We picked a random address in Tipp City to see what the flood risk is like on south fourth street.  According to flood smart dot gov this area is in a moderate to low risk.  This means the chance of being flooded is reduced but not completely out of the question.

Flood insurance isn’t required in these areas but it is recommended.  We picked another random address off of Factory Road in Beavercreek.  This area is a high risk and a 1 in 4 chance of flooding during a 30 year mortgage.  Flood insurance is required in these areas. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s