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Saturday
14
Oct
2017

SAME DAY EVENTS:

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L101 Foundations of Emergency Management

 
Training

Determining the Base Flood Elevation (BFE)
Location:  The Villages, FL
Time:  9:00 AM - 5:00 PM 
 
HOST
Florida Floodplain Managers Association (FFMA)

LOCATION
Colony Cottage Recreation Center
510 Colony Blvd.
The Villages, FL 32162

DETAILS
Learn how to interpret confusing FIRM and FIS data to confidently and defensibly determine a BFE.
  • Review the regulatory requirements and context for determining a base flood elevation (BFE) to the tenth of a foot rather than a whole number, including insurance and permitting implications of using a whole number only.
  • Provide an in-depth review of how to determine the BFE from the Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) and Flood Insurance Study (FIS), for areas of coastal, riverine, and lacustrine (lake/ponding) flooding.
  • Review methods of BFE interpolation for locations between those identified on the FIRM and in the FIS.
  • Review specific examples from the FIRM/FIS for the host community and surrounding municipalities.
  • Examine the FIRM/FIS for the host community and surrounding municipalities, to identify gaps in the detailed data, and reach a class consensus on the appropriate BFE for certain locations.
Objectives:
  • Understand the need for tenth of a foot BFE accuracy.
  • Learn how to use the FIRM and FIS together to determine more-accurate property-specific BFEs.
  • Learn to correlate and interpret coastal transects and tables, cross sections and profiles, floodway data tables, and stillwater elevation tables from the FIRM and FIS.
  • Learn to identify missing data in the FIS, and make an educated determination of the BFE for proper floodplain management.
  • Reach consensus for adjacent municipalities on BFEs for shared floodplains.
Feel free to bring examples of confusing BFEs, including hard copy FIRM and FIS.

Instructor: Del Schwalls, PE, CFM

COST
$50 FFMA Member
$150 Non-Member
$20 Students

CONTINUING EDUCATION
6 CECs for CFMs
6 PDHs for PEs

CONTACT
Steve Wilcox, 352-689-4477, steven.wilcox@sumtercountyfl.gov

REGISTRATION
Register here. Seating limited to the first 25 paid attendees
Attached File:  Determining_BFE_Sumter_2017.10.14.pdf

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