​Community Rating System

The Community Rating System (CRS) is a voluntary program of the National Flood Insurance Program.  Through the CRS, communities that are undertaking floodplain management activities that exceed the minimum floodplain management requirements of the NFIP earn reductions in the flood insurance premiums of their residents resulting in more affordable flood insurance.  Pompton Lakes is a participating community and undertakes floodplain management activities.

But more than this, by applying a whole community approach to floodplain management, the CRS contributes to community resilience, increased insurance coverage, public safety and the protection of floodplain natural functions.  These benefits are evident in participating communities and collectively nationwide.

  1. Elizabeth Brandsness

    CRS Coordinator

FEMA Assistance


FEMA - Disaster and Assistance
FEMA - Flood Insurance
FEMA - Individual and Family Assistance
FEMA - Help After A Disaster Brochures
FEMA-CRS Informational Website 

FEMA - National Flood Insurance Program

CRS Class 5 Determination Letter (Residents provide this letter to your Insurance Provider)

Emergency Preparedness

Pompton Lakes Emergency Notification Sign Up 
Prepare and Recovery (What You Do Before, During and After A Flood)
Pompton Lakes OEM -Emergency Preparedness Seminar 2021
Pompton Lakes OEM - Emergency Preparedness Seminar 2020
Disaster Preparedness Resources
Hurricanes and Flooding Information
Hurricanes and Flooding Safety Tips
Tornado Safety Tips
Student Tools For Emergency Planning (STEP)
Be a Ready Kid - Preparedness Games and Activities
Receiving Weather Alerts & Making Your Preparedness Plans and Kits

Emergency Financial Preparedness 


Financial Assistance

Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP)
Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA)
Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM)
Repetitive Flood Claims (RFC)
Severe Repetitive Loss (SRL)
Increased Cost of Compliance (ICC)
Small Business Administration (SBA)

River Gauges

Ramapo River at Pompton Lakes 
Pequannock River at Riverdale 
Wanaque River at Wanaque 
Pompton River at Pompton Plains 

Stormwater Management

Stormwater Management Committee 
Stormwater Polution Prevention Plan 

Public Outreach

Pompton Lakes Public Library Flood Preparedness Information
Repetitive Loss Area Letter Area One
Repetitive Loss Area Letter Area Two
Repetitive Loss Area Letter Area Three
Special Flood Hazard Area Letter with 2020 FEMA Flood Map Limits
FEMA Flood Insurance Manual 2021
Flood Insurance 101
The Benefits of Flood Insurance Versus Disaster Assistance
About Mandatory Purchase Of Flood Insurance
Prepare and Recover Pamphlet 2021
Take The Pledge
FEMA Help After A Disaster Brochures (Various Languages)
National Flood Insurance Program Factsheet
After the Flood: Advice for Salvaging Damaged Family Treasures
Factsheet: Mold: Problems and Solutions

​Real Estate Agencies Informational Outreach Brochure Templates

What Prospective Property Owners Should Know -Real Estate Brochure Template
Before You Buy - Flood Hazard Brochure Template


FEMA Flood Map Information Service Link 

Flood Risk and Insurance Rate Maps Presentations

Flood Insurance Studies and Insurance Rate Maps-Feb. 27, 2020
Flood Risk and Insurance Public Information Session Oct. 22, 2020
Flood Insurance Studies and Insurance Rate Maps March 25, 2021


Passaic County And All Municipalities Hazard Mitigation Plan 2020 Update
Update On The Passaic County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan