New Flood Risk Calculator Takes the Guesswork out of Flood Insurance Costs for Hampton Roads Residents

If questions about flood insurance costs are keeping you from signing up, a new online tool can help you do the math. Hampton Roads planners andemergency managers, working with the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission (HRPDC), have developed a free Flood Risk Calculator thattakes the guesswork out of flood insurance costs for home and business owners and renters. Funded in part by a grant from the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation and supported by the City of Portsmouth, the calculator tool is a new feature at, a website and region-wide public awareness campaign that provides information about flood risks inHampton Roads. The Flood Risk Calculator uses the standard rate tables provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) national flood insurance program. By answering a few easy questions on the online tool, residents will receive a baseline rate to determine whatthey could pay for flood insurance. “Our calculator is specifically designed for residents of Hampton Roads, to help them make informed decisions when talking

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