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Flood Map Modernization Mapping the Risk

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  1. Flood Map ModernizationMapping the Risk [COMMUNITY NAME] FLOOD MAP MODERNIZATION Editorial Board Meeting [date] V123005

  2. Flood Map Modernization • A nationwide effort to create updated, modernized, digital flood hazard maps • Evolved as a national coalition of industries were increasingly affected by out-of-date flood maps • Built on partnerships with and support from state and local governments and key stakeholder groups

  3. Flood Risks Have Changed • Flooding is one of [community name’s] most costly natural disasters • Water flow and drainage patterns have changed 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 low and moderate risk areas] • At [age] years old, county flood maps no longer reflect current flood risks • New digital mapping technologies produce more detailed, reliable [Internet accessible, if applicable] data

  4. National Flood Ins 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 20,000 participating communities nationwide • 4.8 million policyholders nationwide* • $695 Billion in insurance policies in-force* *FEMA Statistic, December 2005

  5. [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] • Some areas not re-mapped for [local statistic] years

  6. [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

  7. Benefits of Map Modernization • Ensures 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

  8. Estimated Impact [example new DFIRM] • [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 low- to moderate-risk areas

  9. Changes Affect Insurance

  10. Timeline • 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 website • Affected residents mailed letters • Eight Public Meetings; nearby public libraries set up to answer questions • 90-day Public Comment Period • Begins [date] • Ends [date] • Review and compliance period – begins [season; e.g. Spring 2006] • Maps adopted – (anticipated) [season; e.g. Fall 2006]

  11. 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

  12. Increasing Public Awareness [Describe what is being done to inform the public; example below] • 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

  13. Public Information Resources • [enter 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) • FEMA Map Assistance Center 1-877-FEMA-MAP • Specific mapping questions

  14. Summary • 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 what their options are • Enrolled community partners in a collaborative approach to educate the public