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Flood Risk Mapping Project Identifying the Risk. Editorial Board Meeting. [COMMUNITY NAME] Flood Risk Mapping Project. Risk MAP. Risk Mapping, Assessment and Planning FEMA’s nationwide effort to provide updated flood risk information and tools to communities

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flood risk mapping project identifying the risk

Flood Risk Mapping ProjectIdentifying the Risk

Editorial Board Meeting


Flood Risk Mapping Project

risk map
Risk MAP
  • Risk Mapping, Assessment and Planning
  • FEMA’s nationwide effort to provide updated flood risk information and tools to communities
  • Communities then use this information to enhance local mitigation plans and better protect citizens from flooding
    • Strengthens ability to make informed decisions about reducing flood risk
    • Enhances ability to communicate flood risk to residents and business owners
flood risks have changed
Flood Risks Have Changed
  • Flooding is one of [community name]’smost costly natural disasters
  • Water flow and drainage patterns have changed over time due to erosion, land-use & natural forces
  • [flood fact: e.g. Flood season of 2005 showed the need for new maps; more than 50 percent of flooded properties in moderate and low risk areas]
  • This study integrates most current [rainfall, elevation, hydrology, etc.] data with latest digital modeling and mapping technologies to produce more detailed, reliable [Internet accessible, if applicable] data
national flood insurance program
National Flood Insurance Program
  • Established in 1968 by Congress
  • Basic Components
    • Identifies and maps flood-prone communities
    • Requires that communities adopt and enforce floodplain management regulations
    • Provides flood insurance
  • Over 21,000 participating communities nationwide*
  • 5.6 million policyholders nationwide*
  • $1.23 billion in coverage*
community name flood facts
[Community name] Flood Facts

[insert local flood facts below]

  • Joined NFIP [month, year]
    • Joined NFIP’s Community Rating System (CRS) in [date,if applicable]
    • Policyholders now receive up to [#]percent premium discount due to county’s additional efforts
  • Over [total # of properties]properties insured
  • Nearly[total $ amount]of property covered
  • More than [total $ amount]in losses paid by the NFIP
  • First flood map: [year]
  • Last map update: [year]
  • Last detail study done in this area in [year]
community name floodplains
[Community name] Floodplains

[insert local floodplain information – examples below]

  • County’s flooding occurs not only along the coast, but in riverine and inland areas too
  • County’s 17 watersheds are complex; 300 additional stream miles included
  • Entire county re-mapped, except for coastal and incorporated areas
  • Flood risk can vary neighborhood to neighborhood; property to property
benefits of update flood risk information
Benefits of Update Flood Risk Information
  • Improves safety of individuals and property
  • Improved data allows for more informed decisions for key stakeholders
    • Builders, Developers, Surveyors & Engineers
    • Community Officials
    • Real Estate Agents & Lenders
    • Insurance Agents & Companies
    • Business Owners
    • Home Owners and Renters
estimated impact
Estimated Impact

[Example New DFIRM or Changes Since

Last Map Tool]

  • [total #]parcels mapped out of high-risk area
  • [total #]parcels mapped into high risk area
  • [total #]parcels remain in high-risk area
  • [total #]parcels remain in moderate- to low-risk areas
  • Milestones
    • Official Presentation of Preliminary Maps – [date]
      • Media briefing is held
    • Public Outreach [month- month] [describe below what is being done; e.g.]
      • [Digital maps go up on Web site]
      • [Affected residents mailed letters]
      • [Two public meetings; nearby public libraries set up to answer questions]
    • 90-day Public Comment Period
      • Begins[date]
      • Ends [date]
    • Letter of Final Determination Issued – [season; e.g. Spring 2014]
    • Maps Become Effective – (anticipated) [season; e.g. Fall 2014]
      • New flood insurance requirements become effective
advice to property owners
Advice to Property Owners
  • Everyone is at risk of flooding
  • Know and understand your flood risk
  • Contact your insurance agent to learn your options
  • Visit[enter URL]to learn specific information about possible changes to your property
  • Attend[identify meetings/information sessions; e.g. Public Meetings and Library Open Houses] to ask questions
increasing public awareness
Increasing Public Awareness
  • Launched County-wide Outreach and Education Effort
    • Active participation of stakeholder advisory group
    • Hosting public meetings
    • Conducting informational mailing
    • Developed multiple information/assistance resources
    • Created Public Service Announcements
    • Engaging news media

[Describe what is being done to inform the public; example below]

public information resources
Public Information Resources
  • [enter local/county URL]
  • [Call Center; phone number]
    • [hours of operation]
    • [its purpose; e.g. general information]
  • FEMA.gov/plan/prevent/fhm (FEMA mapping site)
  • FloodSmart.gov (flood insurance information; find an agent)
  • FEMA Map Information eXchange (FMIX) 1-877-FEMA-MAP
    • Specific mapping questions
  • New flood hazard maps = safer [community name]
  • Current flood risk data allows for more informed decisions
  • Proactive outreach means the public will know where to go for more information and will know their options
  • Enrolled community partners in a collaborative approach to educate the public