The National Weather Service regularly issues an updated spring flood outlook for locations across the upper Midwest, including Carver County. Above normal rainfall and/or snowfall may lead to potential flooding along many rivers including the Minnesota River.
Carver County Emergency Management reminds residents and businesses in Carver County that flood insurance is available in the primary flood-prone areas of the county.
Flood insurance becomes effective 30 days after it is purchased. Contact your insurance agent for details, or for information on the National Flood Insurance Program and tips on flood preparation, visit the FloodSmart National Flood Insurance website.
Contact Carver County Emergency Management at (952)361-1528 if you have questions or need further assistance.
Federal Emergency Management Agency
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) coordinates the federal government's role in preparing for, preventing, mitigating the effects of, responding to, and recovering from all domestic disasters, whether natural or man-made, including acts of terror. FEMA’s mission is to build, sustain, and improve the Nation’s capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards. FEMA also administers the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), which works with private insurance companies to offer flood insurance to property owners and renters if their community participates in the NFIP. As a participating community, the City of Chanhassen has agreed to adopt and enforce ordinances that meet or exceed FEMA requirements. Theses ordinances can be found in Chapter 20 Article 5 of the City Code.
Chanhassen Floodplain Map
FEMA offers an interactive map that you create yourself online. Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM), allows you to print at the comfort of your home. FIRMette maps are free to create and print.