Know Your Flood Risk
The first and most important piece of information to obtain is how likely it is that your home will flood. The easiest way to tell if your property is in a floodplain is to check the City of Lynchburg GIS Site dedicated to flooding information. The City of Lynchburg provides floodplain information for individuals owning property within the city limits in the Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA).
Flood maps and flood protection references are also available at fema.gov and dcr.virginia.gov. Visit DCR's website to access the Virginia Flood Risk Information System (VFRIS) to view flood zones, BFEs, FIRM panels, LOMC information, and more.