Flooding is becoming more frequent and severe because of rising seas and increasingly intense rain events. Extreme precipitation and coastal storms can cause severe flooding that may threaten lives and property. Sea level rise can also cause recurrent flooding during high tides, or nuisance flooding, in low-lying coastal areas. In addition, rising sea levels can compromise stormwater management systems and lead to increased flooding from precipitation.
Have questions or need assistance?
Contact us if you experience repeated flooding on your property or in your neighborhood. Flooding can be a complex problem, and potential options to address it can depend on many site-specific factors. We are available to discuss your individual concerns and may be able to provide additional educational materials or offer other assistance.
For more information contact our Coastal Climate Specialist
Tools and Resources
Protect Your Home from Flooding: Low-Cost Project You Can Do Yourself (FEMA, 2020): Brochure on protecting the interior and exterior of your home from flooding
ReduceFloodRisk.org – Tool created by the Association of State Floodplain Managers to help property owners identify strategies to reduce flood risk
Flood Insurance for Marylanders: Factsheet by the Maryland Department of the Environment with information about flood insurance
MyCoast: Maryland: Online portal to collect photos of flooding in Maryland
Ready.gov: Information about preparing for and staying safe during and after a flood
University of Maryland Extension- Stormwater Practices: Information on homeowner practices to reduce stormwater runoff, including rain gardens, rain barrels, and permeable hardscapes