Know Your Zone is a public awareness initiative provided by The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District to encourage residents to find out what flood zone you live in and to do your research about flood insurance. If you are a home or business owner or a renter you should contact your insurance agent to see if you are covered by your current policy or if you need to buy flood insurance.
We have all seen the pictures of the Mississippi, Missouri and Meramec Rivers flowing over their banks after heavy rains in our area. You don't have to live near a river or stream to deal with the costly expenses of overland flood damage. If you live in St. Louis city or county your home or business sits in a Flood Zone which tells you the level of likelihood your property will flood during severe storms and heavy rains. There are three zones, High, Medium and Low-risk areas. It's important to know that any of these areas can experience flooding without warning costing you thousands of dollars in damage.
Know Your Zone Team members are out and about during the rainy season to answer your questions. We want to make sure everyone has the chance to find out their flood risk. If you have questions come see us at one of the following locations.
St. Louis Earth Day Festival
April 27 - April 28
Green Living Festival
Missouri Botanical Gardens
National Flood Insurance Program
Map Service Center
FEMA Disaster Assistance/ Region VII (Missouri)
National Weather Service