The City of Branson participates in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Therefore, Branson has adopted and is enforcing the floodplain management ordinance to reduce future flood damage. In exchange, the NFIP makes federally backed flood insurance available to homeowners, renters, and business owners in Branson.
Within participating communities, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is responsible for determining the extent to which flooding might threaten any given area of land. Flooding threat classifications run from low to high risk, with high risk areas categorized as "Special Flood Hazard Areas" (SFHAs).