Like many communities in the State, the Town of Madison participates in the FEMA National Flood Insurance Program. Participation by the Town in the program allows property owners to purchase NFIP flood insurance and receive disaster assistance for flood related damage.
Detailed information on the National Flood Insurance Program including flooding causes, flood risks, flood mapping, and insurance information may be found at the FEMA FloodSmart website.
In accordance with the program participation requirements, the Town has enacted an ordinance regarding development and other activities within certain areas subject to flooding defined on the Flood Insurance Rate Maps for the Town. The ordinance includes flood loss reduction building standards for development based on sound floodplain management principles that meet or exceed FEMA requirements.