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Flood Map Modernization Mapping the Risk. [COMMUNITY NAME] FLOOD MAP MODERNIZATION. Editorial Board Meeting [date]. V123005. Flood Map Modernization. A nationwide effort to create updated, modernized, digital flood hazard maps

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Flood map modernization mapping the risk

Flood Map ModernizationMapping the Risk



Editorial Board Meeting



Flood map modernization
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  • Evolved as a national coalition of industries were increasingly affected by out-of-date flood maps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

Flood risks have changed
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

National flood ins program
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

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]

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

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 map modernization
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

Estimated impact
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


  • 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]

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

[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

Public information resources
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


  • 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