About 15% of the land in Rogers County is in the floodplain, subject to the dangers of flash flooding. The Planning Commission Office administers local and feral development rules, meant to limit damage and protect lives, and maintains floodplain maps. Rogers County floodplains are areas likely to flood when creeks rise and flow over their banks. Every creek and lake has a floodplain, regardless of whether it is mapped or not. The Planning Commission Office maintains floodplain maps, administers floodplain regulations, provides information to help protect property impacted by floodplains, and reviews applications to build or remodel in the floodplain. The work the Planning Commission Office does ensures that Rogers County is compliant with Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) rules, protects lives and properties, and allows Rogers County residents access to more affordable, federally-baked flood insurance.