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Tennessee Association of Floodplain Managers Montgomery Bell State Park Burns, TN July 26-29, 2011. Strategic Plans National Disaster Recovery Framework (NDRF) Disaster Metrics. Mitigation/FEMA National Issues. FEMA Qualification System (FQS) NFIP Endangered Species Act (ESA)

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Tennessee Association of Floodplain Managers

Montgomery Bell State Park

Burns, TN

July 26-29, 2011

Mitigation fema national issues

Strategic Plans

National Disaster Recovery Framework (NDRF)

Disaster Metrics

Mitigation/FEMA National Issues

Mitigation fema national issues cont d

FEMA Qualification System (FQS)


Endangered Species Act (ESA)

Environmental and Historic Preservation

Mitigation/FEMA National Issues Cont’d

Strategic plans
Strategic Plans

  • Priority 1: Cultivate a team environment / Build  common knowledge base / Empower employees

  • Priority 2: Whole of Community / Grassroots Engagement

  • Priority 3: Holistic Program Delivery

Strategic plans cont d
Strategic Plans Cont’d

  • Priority 4: Demonstrate Mitigation and Insurance Value and Results

  • Priority 5: Develop a Shared Picture of Risk

  • Priority 6: Sustainability/Resilience

Strategic plans cont d1
Strategic Plans Cont’d

  • Whole Community- partnership with States, tribal, local governments, private sector and the public

  • Resilience – grow smart and redevelop smart

  • Sustainability – to withstand or hold up when a future event impacts the community

National disaster recovery framework
National Disaster Recovery Framework

  • Core recovery principles

  • Defines roles and responsibilities

  • Presents a coordinated structure that facilities communication and collaboration among all stakeholders

  • Develops guidance for pre and post disaster recovery planning for rebuilding stronger, smarter and safer

  • Activated for severe events/long term issues

National disaster recovery framework cont d
National Disaster Recovery Framework Cont’d

  • Introduces

    • Federal Disaster Recovery Coordinator

    • State and Tribal Disaster Recovery Coordinators

    • Local Disaster Recovery Coordinators

    • Recovery Support Functions (shared with other federal agencies)

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National Disaster Recovery Framework Cont’d

  • Recovery Support Functions

    • Community Planning and Community Building (HUD)

    • Economic (DOC)

    • Health and Social Services (HHS)

    • Housing (HUD)

    • Infrastructure Systems (DOD/USACE)

    • Natural and Cultural Resources (DOI)

Disaster metrics

Referred to as Carwile Metrics

Applies to all disasters from DR-1970-OK

Affects all aspects of JFO operations

Disaster Metrics

Disaster metrics cont d
Disaster Metrics Cont’d

  • Collaborate with External Affairs to conduct public and private events, workshops, exhibits

  • Stress personal protection measures

  • Provide flood risk data to requestors (IA, PA NPSC) within 24hrs

  • Seminars (2) on green building techniques

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Disaster Metrics Cont’d

  • 406 Mitigation

  • Best Practices

  • Incorporate MAT findings

Disaster metrics cont d2
Disaster Metrics Cont’d

  • Encourage communities to adopt within two years stronger building codes

  • Conduct losses avoided studies (what didn’t get damaged) on five communities with previously funded projects

  • Within two years get five communities to adopt green building/sustainability policies and incentives

Disaster metrics cont d3
Disaster Metrics Cont’d

  • Utilize local mitigation plans for risk reduction

  • Mitigation Coordinator assigned to Federal Disaster Recovery Coordinator (Alabama currently)

  • Encourage Safe Rooms (5% increase)

Fema qualification system fqs
FEMA Qualification System (FQS)

  • FQS- All FEMA staff receive a qualification rating relative to disaster job activities.

  • Disaster job titles reduced

  • Management levels rated by degree of event

Fqs cont d
FQS Cont’d

  • Qualification depends on service on disasters, courses and training related to field deployment

  • Assures disaster survivors, governments ,businesses and the public that people providing assistance are knowledgeable and qualified in the job they perform

Nfip in tennessee
NFIP in Tennessee

  • NFIP participating communities -- 377

  • Flood insurance policies in force – 33,708

  • Flood insurance coverage -- $6.98 billion

  • Non-participating communities – 34

  • 8,527 new policies in force since May 2010

  • 33.8% increase in flood policies since May 2010

  • 15 TN communities joined the NFIP in FY11

Nfip reform
NFIP Reform

  • NFIP Reform effort began in November 2009

  • This summer NFIP Reform Work Group will recommend options

  • Four options under consideration

    • Optimization of existing NFIP

    • Community/State-based program

    • Privatization of flood insurance

    • Federal Assistance

Evaluation of reform packages
Evaluation of Reform Packages









process & contract


Policy alternative themes
Policy Alternative Themes

  • The NFIP Reform Work Group has identified four initial policy themes

  • For each theme, possible policy alternatives have been identified and analyzed in a white paper.

  • Theme 1: National Flood Insurance Policy Options

  • Theme 2: Privatization Policy Options

  • Theme 3: Community/State-based Policy Options

  • Theme 4: Federal Assistance Policy Options

  • The policy themes are subject to modification as the Working Group gathers additional stakeholder input and engages industry expertise.

For more information
For more information…

  • Visit the NFIP Reform Website at: http://www.fema.gov/business/nfip/nfip_reform.shtm

  • Ask questions or give input to the Working Group members:

  • Bill Blanton (RA)

  • Paul Huang (RA)

  • Jomar Maldonado (EHP)

  • Claudia Murphy (RI)

  • Andy Neal (RI)

  • Rachel Sears (RR)

  • Zach Usher (RR)

  • Tommy Kennedy (RR)

  • Ryan Velasco (RDS)

  • Jon Janowicz (RIII)

  • Mark Riebau (RX)

  • Vince Fabrizio (OLA)

Endangered species act
Endangered Species Act

  • FEMA has been challenged recently on the NFIP adversely effecting endangered species

  • FEMA has just settled two law suits in Florida on this issue

  • FEMA looking programmatically at revisions to the NFIP to better protect endangered species


Susan W. Wilson, CFM



[email protected]