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FEMA Accepting Applications for High Hazard Potential Dam Grants
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
  The Rehabilitation of High Hazard Potential Dam Grant Program provides technical, planning, design, and construction assistance in the form of grants for the rehabilitation of eligible high hazard potential dams. The deadline to apply is June 26, 2020.
FEMA Releases Updated Preliminary Damage Assessment Guide
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
  FEMA announces the release of the agency’s updated Preliminary Damage Assessment Guide (PDA Guide) and its accompanying Preliminary Damage Assessment Pocket Guide (PDA Pocket Guide). The PDA Guide will be effective on June 8, 2020 and will have a ...
ASFPM Submits Comments on BRIC Hazard Mitigation Program
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
  ASFPM has submitted its comments to the proposed Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) grant program. BRIC is the new formula-based mitigation grant program that replaces PDM grants.
ASFPM Urges House and Senate to Maintain Funding for Flood Hazard Mapping
Friday, April 24, 2020
  The Flood Map Coalition, a diverse group of organizations co-chaired by ASFPM and the National Association of Realtors, sent a letter to leaders of the House and Senate Appropriations Committee today urging them to maintain appropriated funding of at ...
National Hurricane Center to Begin Publishing Storm Surge Maps
Thursday, April 23, 2020
  The National Hurricane Center will start publishing maps that show where tropical storms are likely to cause flooding.
Raise Flood Awareness with These Earth Day Activities for Kids
Thursday, April 23, 2020
  In honor of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, ASFPM wants to help your kids celebrate Earth Day with these fun yet educational activities.
FEMA Releases Flood Insurance Advocate Annual Report
Thursday, April 23, 2020
  The Office of the Flood Insurance Advocate released the 2019 Annual Report and Executive Summary which increases transparency and supports the ongoing improvements to the National Flood Insurance Program.
ASFPM Comments on HUD Proposed Information Collection: Floodplain Management and Protection of Wetlands
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
  ASFPM has responded to a notice by the Housing and Urban Development Department (HUD) for comments on proposed information collection related to Floodplain Management and Protection of Wetlands.
FEMA Seeks Comments on New BRIC Guidance
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
  Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) is a new FEMA pre-disaster hazard mitigation program. Stakeholders may view the proposed policy and provide comments until May 11, 2020.
Spring Flood Update Webinar from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is hosting a 60-minute webinar for its partners to provide an update on USACE planning and readiness for the spring flood season, given current public health events.
Actions You Can Take to Protect a Flood-Prone House or Business with a Crawlspace
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
  Step-by-step guidelines to help homeowners and business owners reduce flood risk and potentially lower their flood insurance premiums in the process.
Writing a Flood Insurance Policy with Limited Data
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
  Whether a local official, insurance professional, FEMA contractor, or other industry, our members often get questions about flood insurance.
FEMA - Out with the Old, in with the Updated. NFIP Technical Bulletins 1 & 5
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
  The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Technical Bulletins provide guidance for complying with the NFIP’s building performance requirements and are designed to help state and local officials interpret the NFIP Regulations.
NOAA - Spring Outlook: Historic, widespread flooding to continue through May
Thursday, March 19, 2020
  Above-average spring rain and snow will worsen flood conditions
FEMA - EMI suspends all on-campus training activities
Monday, March 16, 2020
  The National Emergency Training Center and the Center For Domestic Preparedness are suspending all on-campus training activities for a period of four (4) weeks, beginning 3/15/2020 through 4/11/2020.
An Examination of Federal Flood Maps in a Changing Climate
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
  Before the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology Subcommittee on the Environment & Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight
ASFPM comments on NEPA proposed changes
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
  ASFPM submitted our comments on the CEQ proposed changes to NEPA rules today. Attached is a copy of our submittal. We oppose the proposed rule, explain our concers and urge continued use of the existing NEPA rule.
Understanding and Managing Flood Risk: A Guide for Elected Officials
Monday, March 9, 2020
  Flood management protects people and property. ASFPM’s three-part guide breaks down the key information you need to fulfill your responsibility as an elected official.<
Flood Mapping for the Nation
Monday, March 9, 2020
  Since 1969, the US has invested $6.6 billion ($10.6 billion in 2019 dollars) in flood hazard mapping, resulting in nearly $22 billion in losses avoided. But we are far from completing the job, as only 1/3 of the nation's streams have currently been mappe
FEMA Releases Elevation Certificate with New Version Date
Monday, February 24, 2020
  FEMA has now posted the 2019 Edition of the Elevation Certificate. The only change from the previous one is the Expiration Date, which is now November 30, 2022.
Joint statement of ASFPM and the American Planning Association on proposed changes to Federal NEPA regulations
Thursday, January 9, 2020
  The Trump administration’s proposed overhaul of regulations for federal environmental reviews poses a significant and needless threat to efforts to make the nation’s communities safer and more resilient.
MEMBER ALERT: Thanks to our members for supporting important mapping policy initiative
Friday, December 20, 2019
  MEMBER ALERT: Thanks to our members for supporting important mapping policy initiative
ASFPM Executive Director Chad Berginnis will testify on behalf of ASFPM.
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
  ASFPM is testifying today at 1:30 Eastern at the House Select Committee on Climate Crisis. ASFPM Executive Director Chad Berginnis will testify on behalf of ASFPM. The focus of the hearing is: “Creating a Climate Resilient America: Reducing Risks and ...
ASFPM Chair Ricardo Pineda testifies on behalf of ASFPM.
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
  ASFPM is testifying today at 9:00 central in the House Transportation and Infrastructure committee; Water Resources Subcommittee.
House Committee on Climate Crisis Seeks Input on Report to Congress
Thursday, October 10, 2019
  Deadline to submit is Nov. 22
ASFPM and 33 other groups urge White House to develop flood-ready standard
Friday, September 6, 2019
  Move would protect federal infrastructure investments from impacts and costs of flood-related disasters.
Get your new copy of the NFIP Technical Bulletins
Friday, August 9, 2019
  The updated NFIP Technical Bulletins 0, 4, and 8 are now available
ASFPM and Flood Mitigation Committee Submit Comments to FEMA on BRIC
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
  Overall we support the program, but do have concerns and suggestions
There are more options to flood-risk management than levees and flood walls
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
  ASFPM Exec. Dir. to testify before House subcommittee 10 a.m. Eastern, July 10
Puerto Rico Office of Geology and Hydrogeology earns ASFPM's 2019 Outreach Award
Thursday, June 27, 2019
  Its outreach campaign after Hurricanes Irma and Maria was amazing!
Jamila Johnson received ASFPM's 2019 John R. Sheaffer Award for Excellence in Flood Proofing
Thursday, June 27, 2019
  She helped Houston revise its floodplain ordinance that was adopted in April 2018, now one of the toughest in the nation.
Todd Klietz named ASFPM's 2019 Larry R. Johnston Local Floodplain Manager of the Year
Thursday, June 27, 2019
  Klietz is the floodplain administrator for Missoula County, Montana.
Sally Cook received the ASFPM 2019 John Ivey Award for Excellence in Certification
Thursday, June 27, 2019
  This award recognizes exceptional efforts to promote the professional certification of floodplain managers.
Help your community prepare for hurricane season before it’s too late.
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
  Use NFIP resources to educate your community about flood insurance.
North Central Texas Council of Governments named a James Lee Witt “honorable mention” winner
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
  Award recognizes outstanding programs or activities at the front lines of floodplain management.
Chehalis River Basin Flood Authority named ASFPM's 2019 James Lee Witt Local Award Winner
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
  It recognizes outstanding programs or activities at the front lines of floodplain management.
Iowa Bridge Sensor Project wins ASFPM's 2019 Tom Lee State Award for Excellence
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
  The award recognizes an outstanding floodplain management program or activity at the state level.
Illinois Association for Floodplain and Stormwater Management named ASFPM's 2019 Outstanding Chapter
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
  It's the nation’s oldest and one of the largest professional floodplain management associations.
William “Trak” Trakimas named ASFPM's 2019 Meritorious Lifetime Achievement in Floodplain Management Award
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
  We had two "meritorious" honorees this year.
Vince DiCamillo receives ASFPM's 2019 Meritorious Lifetime Achievement in Floodplain Management Award
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
  It recognizes individuals who, throughout their career, have achieved success in a significant aspect of floodplain management.
Steve Samuelson named ASFPM's 2019 Jerry Louthain Award Winner
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
  This award is reserved for individuals who clearly support and advance ASFPM’s work.
Jo Ann Howard named ASFPM's 2019 Goddard-White Award Winner
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
  She most definitely has had a significant impact on national flood policy over her long career.
ASFPM Executive Director Chad Berginnis is a panelist at a briefing on The Hill called, “The NFIP: Critical Issues and Needed Reforms.”
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
  You can watch it live today, from 2-3:30 p.m. Eastern here:
ASFPM submitted comments to EPA on a proposed rule defining the scope of waters federally regulated under the Clean Water Act
Friday, April 12, 2019
  Submitted April 11
ASFPM Coastal Issues Committee submitted comments CBRA
Friday, April 12, 2019
  Hurricane Sandy Remapping Project for Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island and Virginia
Changing the National Flood Insurance Program for a Changing Climate
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
  NRDC & Sabin Center for Climate Change Law published article in the Environmental Law Reporter on making climate-smart reforms to the NFIP
2019 Flood Damage Assessment Packet Available
Monday, March 18, 2019
  Courtesy of Karen McHugh, Missouri’s state floodplain manager
Beta Version of Searchable Federal Flood Risk Management Programs Website Available
Thursday, March 14, 2019
  The development team is sharing information about the programs and looking for feedback.
ASFPM Chair Testifies before House Committee on Financial Services
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
  Hearing: Preparing for the Storm: Reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program
FEMA News You Can Use
Monday, February 25, 2019
  Our February 2019 edition
Flood Fest 2019: The Mitigation Resilience Tour
Monday, February 25, 2019
  What's new? Check out the latest on #ASFPM2019
Going to Court
Monday, February 25, 2019
  Tips for when it's time to testify
DSS-WISE Human Consequence of Dam-Break Floods Module Developed & Available Now!
Monday, February 25, 2019
  It's an analytical module for automated assessment of the human consequences of dam-break floods.
EMI 291 Training, Community Dam Safety, Preparedness & Mitigation, held in California
Monday, February 25, 2019
  The best way to reduce, mitigate or eliminate flood risks resulting from dam operations and dam failure is for the entire community to work together.
ASFPM welcomes all of our new members who joined in January 2019!
Friday, February 22, 2019
  Can't wait to get to know you all!
ASFPM Foundation news about three semifinalists selected for the 2019 Student Paper Competition
Friday, February 22, 2019
  Also, time to start thinking about your silent auction donations!
The EU Floods Directive’s implementation may offer ideas for the future direction of the NFIP
Friday, February 22, 2019
  By David Powers, CDM Smith, ASFPM International Committee Co-chair
Summary of the 10th Flood Risk Symposium of the “German Association for Water, Waste Water and Waste”
Friday, February 22, 2019
  Written for ASFPM by Dr. Klaus Piroth, CDM Smith, Conference Technical Chair
Policy Matters! for February 2019
Friday, February 22, 2019
  Why we should care about private flood insurance.
Pilot Course: E2460 Advanced Building Science Series I Course at EMI
Friday, February 15, 2019
  Deadline to sign up is April 1
Sign Up by March 1 for Spring LOMR Review Partners Training Course at EMI
Friday, February 15, 2019
  Also, Sign up by June 28 for Summer CTP Overview Course
ASFPM welcomes all of our new members who joined in December 2018!
Monday, January 14, 2019
  See anyone you know on the list? Be sure and congratulate them!
ASFPM Exec. Dir. Chad Berginnis reflects on 2018, and what's ahead in 2019
Friday, December 21, 2018
  What a year!
How ASFPM got Congress to approve mutual aid in the DRRA
Thursday, December 20, 2018
  From ASFPM's Chair, Maria Cox Lamm
CTP Program Launches a New LOMR Review Partners Program Training for 2019
Thursday, December 20, 2018
  Sign up now
What's the ASFPM Foundation been up?
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
  The December 2018 Edition
Cooperating Technical Partners Recognition Program Nominations Now Open
Monday, December 17, 2018
  Deadline is Jan. 10, 2019
December 2018's Policy Matters!
Monday, December 17, 2018
  What did and did not happen in Congress this year
What's Happening around the World
Monday, December 17, 2018
  A collection of the most viewed stories on our Facebook page in December
News about ASFPM annual national conference & Coastal GeoTools
Monday, December 17, 2018
  Make your hotel registrations
Comments needed for FEMA's draft policy on Agriculture Structures in the Floodplain
Thursday, December 13, 2018
  And other federal agency news in December 2018
ASFPM Leadership Reflects on ASFPM’s First Employee
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
  Diane Brown, who retired after 36 years of service
Story Maps Highlight Second Annual CTP Award Winners
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
  Great job Kentucky Division of Water Resources and Georgia Department of Natural Resources
Tsunamis and the CRS
Monday, December 10, 2018
  Two new fact sheets
International Partnerships Elevate the Role of Floodplain Managers
Monday, December 10, 2018
  Written by Phetmano Phannavong, P.E., CFM, DC NFIP Coordinator and Floodplain Manager, Member of ASFPM’s International Committee
Midwest Flood Conference Spurs Formation of a Quad Cities Flood Alliance
Friday, December 7, 2018
  A regional flood alliance has MANY benefits
FEMA Releases Draft Policy on Ag Structures in the Floodplain
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
  Comment period closes in December
Everything ASFPM does impacts the flood-risk profession
Monday, November 26, 2018
  Check out our impact over the past 40 years
Recent changes to senior FEMA leadership positions
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
  Some shuffling, and some new
Free Webinar: Vertical Datum Changes for Floodplain Mapping
Monday, November 5, 2018
  Presenter: Nicole Kinsman, Ph.D, NGS Regional Geodetic Advisor for Alaska and the U.S. Arctic
From the ASFPM Director's Desk
Monday, October 29, 2018
  The October 2018 Edition
Noteable Reports and Blogs
Monday, October 29, 2018
  Stay up to date on the latest in floodplain management
Strengthening Coastal Counties Resilience Workshop
Monday, October 29, 2018
  ASFPM staff take part in this unique workshop
What’s Happening around the Nation?
Thursday, October 25, 2018
  A collection of the most viewed stories on our Facebook page in October 2018
Upcoming ASFPM Webinars (Oct/Nov/Dec 2018)
Thursday, October 25, 2018
  ASFPM members receive discounts
ASFPM Shares LID & GI Knowledge, While Soaking in Chinese Sponge City Sites
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
  Written by Bill Brown, P.E., ASFPM’s Flood Science Center Director
FEMA Releases New Bulletin Aligning Mitigation Planning and the Community Rating System
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
  And other "FEMA News You Can Use"
Policy Matters! The October 2018 Edition
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
  Flood Map Coalition Revived
What's the ASFPM Foundation been up to?
Monday, October 22, 2018
  Check out this October update.
New approaches to flood risk management: The Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance
Thursday, October 18, 2018
  Written by Michael Szoenyi with Zurich Insurance Company in Switzerland
Not an ASFPM Member Yet? The Benefits May Surprise You!
Thursday, October 18, 2018
  Join today!
October 2018 Meetings in DC
Thursday, October 18, 2018
  with ASA, FEMA and EPA
Timing is Everything When It Comes to Communicating Flood Risks & Solutions
Monday, October 15, 2018
  Take a look at what Montana did to ready citizens for snow melt and possible flooding.
What Value has ASFPM Membership brought to your Professional Career & Personal Life?
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
  ASFPM members share stories about what their membership means to them
Showing off the National Flood Barrier Testing and Certification Program
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
  ASFPM invited to the Capitol to explain program to congressional staff
NFIP Oct. 1 Changes Announced
Monday, October 8, 2018
  ASFPM Flood Insurance Committee Co-chairs Share Notable Changes
Upcoming Flood Mitigation Courses Available
Monday, October 8, 2018
  Schedule for FEMA's EMI Courses for FY19
Building Coastal Resilience for Greater US security
Friday, October 5, 2018
  Discussions centered around pathways to solutions for our climate-related coastal challenges led to this publication
Senate passes the FAA Reauthorization that includes the Disaster Recovery Reform Act
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
  ASFPM shares its reaction to the legislation
NFIP Resources for Hurricane Florence
Friday, September 21, 2018
  Please share widely
Expert advice for preventing home improvement fraud
Monday, September 17, 2018
  Great information right after natural disasters
The Public is Invited to Contribute to the next TMAC Meeting Sept. 25-26, 2018
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
  A summary of TMAC’s 2018 report will be posted by Sept. 15
Nearly 160 groups sign letter regarding Farm Bill
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
  Agriculture Act of 2014 will expire Sept. 30
Review of changes to policy for flood risk analysis and mapping
Thursday, August 9, 2018
  Just announced Aug. 9, 2018
Evaluation of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers PPA Process
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
  NAS looking for representative from non-federal entities to take a survey/evaluation
Webinar: Mitigation Reconstruction: Building a Resilient Housing Stock
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
  To be held July 26 from 2-3 p.m. EDT
Your Voice is Needed to Help Develop a Community Flood Risk Guidebook
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
  Please take a short survey about your local community's flood risk
Two Florida Documents that may be of interest if you're attending ASFPM's Thursday Plenary
Monday, June 18, 2018
  Florida’s Post-Disaster Toolkit for Floodplain Administrators and Florida’s CRS-CAV Pilot Program
ASFPM Comments on Draft National Mitigation Investment Strategy
Monday, June 18, 2018
  ASFPM has identified a few of the most significant mitigation barriers and/or disincentives
Credit Downgrade Threat as a Non-regulatory Driver for Flood Risk Mitigation and Sea Level Rise Adaptation
Thursday, June 7, 2018
  A white paper written by ASFPM member John A. Miller, PE, CFM, CSM
New Resilience Organization Established within FEMA May 28
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
  Reorganization does not change current authorizations or appropriation allocations is back
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
  More streamlined and customer-centric
Proposed bill would have USGS take over responsibility for the nation's flood maps
Monday, April 23, 2018
  ASFPM uncertain about support this proposed legislation has
FEMA considering new acquisition program direct to property owners
Monday, April 16, 2018
  ASFPM requests that you send comments
Flood Insurance Advocate Releases His Annual Report
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
  See the eight primary concerns of policy and property owners
USGS Publishes Bulletin 17C, “Guidelines for Determining Flood Flow Frequency”
Monday, April 2, 2018
  This was announced March 29, 2018
Federal Insurance Directorate Underwriting Branch Chief Named
Friday, March 30, 2018
  John Hintermister to fill vacancy after Jhun de la Cruz retired
New WYO Bulletin highlights Oct. 1, 2018 NFIP changes
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
  Ins. Comm. Co-chair Bruce Bender explains
Did you submit an application for FMA or PDM mitigation funds?
Friday, March 23, 2018
  It's time to check your application status
A word from ASFPM's Exec. Director on positive aspects of Omnibus budget
Thursday, March 22, 2018
  Budget for pre-disaster mitigation and floodplain mapping at highest appropriated levels ever!
ASFPM Joins Multiple Groups Supporting HR 4062, the Digital Coast Act of 2017
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
  Urging Action from House Committee on Natural Resources
Free webinar offered on Texas Floodplain Construction
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
  Webinars will be held in March
ASFPM develops fact sheet for FHA 203(k)
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
  A finance option to reduce flood losses for homeowners
Free webinar on building codes for mitigation Jan. 25
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
  Specifically on on the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) 24 Building Codes for Mitigation
Government shutdown means a lapse in NFIP authority
Monday, January 22, 2018
  In a nutshell, no new policies and no renewals during lapse, but claims will continue to be paid
FEMA’s National Institute of Building Sciences Releases Update to its 2005 Natural Hazard Mitigation Saves Report
Friday, January 12, 2018
  Shows FEMA mitigation programs result in $6 saved for every $1 spent
Make America’s Swamps Great Again
Thursday, January 11, 2018
  An OpEd Piece by ASFPM Member Kevin Coulton
Free 2D hydraulic modeling web meeting to be held Jan. 25
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
  ASFPM Vice Chair Brian Varrella will be the presenter
Flood After Fire Toolkit Available for Communities Impacted by Wildfires
Monday, December 18, 2017
  Toolkit developed to help raise awareness of flooding after wildfires
Short-term NFIP extension likely through Dec. 22
Thursday, December 7, 2017
  Stopgap Continuing Resolution to fund federal agencies until that time.
ASFPM Submits Comments to EPA and Corps regarding WOTUS
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
  Proposed Rule: “Definition of Waters of the United States” – Recodification of Pre-existing Rules and Schedule of public meetings.
Meet ASFPM's 10,000th Certified Floodplain Manager
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
  We've come a long way since the program began in 1999
Draft of the 4th National Climate Assessment became public Nov. 3
Monday, November 6, 2017
  The news isn't good.
Risk MAP Standards and Guidance Release Delayed Until February
Friday, October 13, 2017
  Finalization delayed due to recent significant disasters
ASFPM Supports Administration's Hurricane Assistance & NFIP Debt Forgiveness
Friday, October 6, 2017
  But we urge proposed NFIP reforms are handled in the NFIP Reauthorization process
ASFPM Submits Comments on Proposed Rule for Waters of the U.S.
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
  Seven "Considerations" sent to EPA's Pruitt
NFIP Reauthorization has been Extended to Dec. 8, 2017
Friday, September 15, 2017
  President Trump signed legislation for the extension Sept. 8, 2017
Setting People Straight on Six NFIP Myths
Thursday, August 24, 2017
  By Larry Larson, ASFPM Senior Policy Advisor
ASFPM Reaction to Rollback of EO 13690 & FFRMS
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
  "This is a huge step backwards"
Want to learn more about the EPA's Water Finance Clearinghouse?
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
  Free webinars are being offered this month
Free Webinar Aug. 3 titled "Wetland Restoration: Contemporary Issues & Lessons Learned
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
  Marla Stelk, Policy Analyst at the Association of State Wetland Managers, is the presenter
Coastal Wetland Loss Analysis
Friday, July 28, 2017
  Summary Findings of Pilot Studies Conducted by the Interagency Coastal Wetlands Workgroup
Coalition, including ASFPM, signed a joint letter to Senate Banking Committee July 19
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
  Request: Require the GAO to assess buyout options for high-risk flood properties in NFIP
FEMA Issues Update to Flood Risk Analysis and Mapping Guidance
Monday, July 24, 2017
  Check out a summary of those changes.
FEMA announces FY17 PDM and FMA Application Cycle
Thursday, July 13, 2017
  Fiscal Year 2017 Application Cycle
ASFPM supports S.1507, the State Flood Mitigation Revolving Fund (SFMRF) Act of 2017
Monday, July 3, 2017
  S.1507 was introduced by Rhode Island Sen. Jack Reed
Flood Apex Program: Rethinking America's Costliest Disaster
Monday, June 19, 2017
  S&T recently released a video, which explains more about the Flood Apex Program.
Free Webinar on Coastal Storms and Erosion, July 6th
Thursday, June 15, 2017
  CFMs who participate in the entire live webinar will earn 1 CEC from ASFPM
Hearing June 7 on "Flood Insurance Reform: A Taxpayer's Perspective"
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
  Will begin at 9:30 a.m. Central
The ASFPM National Mitigation & Floodproofing Workshop only comes around once every 3 years
Friday, June 2, 2017
  And registration is now open!
ASFPM & CSO Release Interactive CRS "Green Guide"
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
  Highlighting How Communities Can Earn Credit and Enhance Beneficial Floodplain Functions
Draft NFIP Nationwide Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement Published
Thursday, April 27, 2017
  ASFPM NBF Committee Co-chairs Asking for Comments
Funding for National Flood Mapping Program Threatened
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
  Here's a great graphic to use when asking your Congress member to save the funding
ASFPM International Committee is Hosting a Free Webinar April 20
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
  Flood Re: lessons from the UK’s private flood insurance program
FEMA IAA announce some NFIP rate changes
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
  Key changes take effect April 1
Sample template for emailing or faxing your Congress member to save flood mapping program
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
  and Pre-Disaster Mitigation programs
ASFPM Opposes President's FY18 Federal Budget
Friday, March 17, 2017
  If approved, puts American citizens more at risk
Berginnis Testifies Today at 2 p.m. Eastern before Subcommittee of the House Financial Services
Thursday, March 16, 2017
  Hearing titled "Flood Insurance Reform: A Community Perspective"
Webinar to accompany the Water Resources Dashboard on Precipitation Model Analysis and Guidance
Thursday, March 9, 2017
  This is Part 7: Precipitation “B”: Model Analysis and Guidance
Larson Testifies at Senate Committee Hearing on Flood Control Infrastructure
Friday, March 3, 2017
  Focuses on residual risk, inaccurate flood risk mapping and levee and dam national standards
Chinese Water Resources Officials Visit New Jersey Borough
Friday, March 3, 2017
  See Floodplain Management at the Community Level in Action
Office of the Flood Insurance Advocate Releases Second Annual Report
Friday, March 3, 2017
  Report highlights six areas that need improvement
Elevation Certificate Revised March 1
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
  After ASFPM Input, FEMA Revises EC
Call for authors: Disaster and Emergency Management Series
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
  Prevention: Innovating and Adapting to Prevent Disasters
FEMA requesting comments on establishing a deductible for Public Assistance Program
Friday, January 13, 2017
  Comment period closes April 12
FEMA sending letters to policyholders to clearly communicate flood risk
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
  Letters are part of a HFIAA requirement
ASFPM submits comments to federal register regarding private flood insurance
Monday, January 9, 2017
  Private flood insurance can co-exist with a strong NFIP
ASFPM Requests Member Comments on Corps’ Draft FFRMS Implementation Guidance
Thursday, December 22, 2016
  Please submit comments to EO by Jan. 25
USDA Announces New Conservation Opportunities to Improve Water Quality and Restore Wildlife Habitat
Thursday, December 8, 2016
  USDA will offer farmers and ranchers more opportunities to participate in the Conservation Reserve Program
In early January, FEMA plans to implement a larger reinsurance program at the federal level
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
  The announcement was published in a Dec. 1 FEMA Bulletin
FEMA Issues Latest Update to Flood Risk Analysis and Mapping Standards
Friday, December 2, 2016
  There are six revised standards, three new standards and one rescinded standard in this maintenance cycle
FEMA HMA team looking for External Stakeholder Working Group members
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
  Specifically seeking applications from local or county jurisdictions for membership
ASFPM reaches out to the Trump Administration transition team
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
  Our thoughts on "Flood Risk Management in America."
HUD's proposed FFRMS rule will protect humans and taxpayer dollars
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
  Larry Larson writes counter argument to NAHB's stance on proposed HUD rule.
The Resilience Dialogues: Connecting Communities with Scientists and Practitioners
Monday, October 31, 2016
  A new beta online consultative service will help communities find, use and understand information, tools and programs to support their climate-resilience needs.
FEMA Releases State Mitigation Planning Key Topics Bulletin—Mitigation Capabilities
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
  This document provides a framework states can use to inventory and assess their hazard mitigation capabilities.
Heads up from FEMA on April 1, 2017 NFIP changes
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
  Several changes result from continued implementation of HFIAA and BW-12
Help ASFPM & APA build coastal resilience with climate, flood and hazard data.
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
  Deadline to submit survey is Oct. 15
National Weather Service looking for flood risk professionals' take on NWS watches, warnings and advisories.
Monday, October 3, 2016
  Deadline for taking short survey is Oct. 31
FEMA Seeks Applicants for Integrated Public Alert and Warning System Subcommittee of its National Advisory Council
Monday, September 19, 2016
  Deadline to apply is Oct. 6.
Senate Committee on Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs holding hearing at 10:30 a.m. EDT Sept. 13
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
  Reviewing the Recommendations of the Technical Mapping Advisory Council’s 2015 Annual Report
FY16 Flood Mitigation Assistance and Pre-Disaster Mitigation Sub-application Status Announced
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
  Check out the projects identified for further review.
Upper Mississippi River Conference slated for October in Moline, Illinois
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
  Theme this year is "Raising the Grade" after receiving a D+ from America's Watershed Initiative.
In keeping with FEMA’s commitment to excellence in service of NFIP policyholders and appropriate spending of taxpayer funds, FEMA is working to increase oversight of WYO companies.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
  Effective Oct. 1, 2016, FEMA is revising the acceptable error percentage for reviews of a WYO company’s underwriting operations from 20 percent to 7 percent.
Register for the Gulf Coast Community Flood Resilience Application of NAI for Coastal Communities: Sept. 8, 2016 - Biloxi, Mississippi
Monday, August 22, 2016
  Can a community plan in such a way as to avoid future damaging events and reduce liability exposure? You bet!
ASFPM Comments on Draft Interagency Concept for Community Resilience Indicators and National-Level Measures
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
  ASFPM hopes comments will be useful to advance wise floodplain management and improve community resilience to all hazards throughout the nation.
Stephen Cauffman, a Research Engineer with the National Institute of Standards and Technology, will present a webinar on the "NIST Community Resilience Guides and Activities."
Friday, August 12, 2016
  Silver Jackets Webinar on Tuesday Aug. 23 at 1 p.m. EST
FEMA's Oct. 1, 2016 Community Rating System Updates
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
  This bulletin provides updates to the Community Rating System eligible communities list that will become effective in October.
FEMA has a maintenance plan for the Risk MAP guidelines and standards and issues updates on a semi-annual basis.
Thursday, August 4, 2016
  Notice is requesting public review and comments
FEMA released the updated Special Flood Hazard Determination Form
Thursday, July 28, 2016
  A few minor changes to note
Comments Requested on Draft Interagency Concept for Community Resilience Indicators and National-level Progress Measures
Thursday, July 21, 2016
  ASFPM Mitigation Pod Facilitator Tim Trautman is urging flood risk professionals and all interested stakeholders to submit comments.
Restoring Natural Defenses to Help Communities in Coastal Floodplains Adapt to Climate Change
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
  The paper was written by Shannon Cunniff with the Environmental Defense Fund
In case you missed it: ASFPM's "Vision for Implementing ICC as it Exists in Law Today"
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
  Takeaway: FEMA can make needed improvements to the Increased Cost of Compliance coverage under current law.
FEMA Bulletin W-16041: Waiver of Elevated Building Coverage Limitation only in A Zones
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
  This bulletin clarifies that the waiver described in Bulletin W-04091 only applies to buildings located in Special Flood Hazard Area zones beginning with the letter A where a BFE is available.
ASFPM Chair Ceil Strauss testified before Senate Committee June 30, 2016
Thursday, June 30, 2016
  The hearing is titled, "No More Hikes: Small Business Survival Amidst Unaffordable Flood Insurance Rate Increases."
The Federal Interagency Water Resources and Climate Change Workgroup is requesting comments on Looking Forward: Priorities for Managing Freshwater Resources in a Changing Climate.
Monday, June 27, 2016
  Deadline is July 15, but a webinar on the document is June 27 at 2 p.m. EDT.
It's finally here: Fillable 2015 Elevation Certificate Now Available
Friday, June 17, 2016
  The PDF form has been enabled to be filled and saved using Adobe Reader.
Private Flood Insurance Bill-The Beginning of the End for the NFIP and Comprehensive Flood Risk Management in the US?
Friday, June 10, 2016
  Changes to the Mandatory Purchase Provision could have Significant Impacts
ASFPM submits comments to FEMA on the Federal Mitigation Investment Strategy
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
  Association strongly supports the four guiding principles for mitigation in the FMIS
FEMA released brochure highlighting findings from the Losses Avoided Study completed following the 2013 floods in Colorado.
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
  It was a unique opportunity to analyze and quantify a wide spectrum of mitigation efforts in communities impacted by the event.
FEMA Issues Revised Accounting Procedures for HFIAA
Thursday, June 2, 2016
  Section 28 Premium Refund Procedures
Fifth National Preparedness Report Released
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
  Report identifies 37 key findings
ASFPM and Others Urge Congress to Support 3DEP Funding
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
  House Subcommittee is scheduled to mark-up the Interior funding bill May 25
ASFPM submits Comments on Public Assistance Funds
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
  Proposed building standards when using Public Assistance funds
ASFPM's Recommendations for Managing Flood Risk in the Nation
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
  Recommendations for Flood Hazard Mapping and National Data Sets
Designing better projects for a changing climate
Friday, May 13, 2016
  Written by Shannon E. Cunniff, Deputy Director, Water Program, Environmental Defense Fund
FEMA is now implementing the critical lessons learned from Hurricane Sandy to improve the customer experience for policyholders involved in litigation
Thursday, May 12, 2016
  By strengthening FEMA’s oversight of WYO litigation and more clearly communicating the roles of WYO Companies and FEMA.
FEMA releases Oct. 1 2016 program changes
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
  Bulletin W-16032 includes forms
ASFPM submits comments on draft Bulletin 17C
Thursday, April 21, 2016
  Comments sent to working group of USGS
Ever wondered about the history of the CFM program?
Thursday, April 21, 2016
  Read about how it all got started here.
$300M set aside for Strategic Economic and Community Development funds
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
  Funding opportunity coming from USDA
Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grants Program from HUD
Monday, April 11, 2016
  The Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grants support the implementation of comprehensive neighborhood revitalization plans.
USDA Seeks Partner Proposals to Protect and Restore Critical Wetlands
Friday, April 8, 2016
  $15 million in grants to help eligible conservation partners leverage local investments to provide technical assistance and financial resources for wetlands protection
ASFPM submits Outside Witness Testimony for programs under NOAA for FY17
Monday, April 4, 2016
  Submitted To: House Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, and Science, and Related Agencies
What Does El Nino Mean to You and Your Community This Spring?
Friday, April 1, 2016 sent this press release you can send to your local media outlets
FEMA Issues an Addendum to HFIAA Program Changes: Clear Communication of Risk
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
  This bulletin describes how FEMA will rate policies using correct information; the accompanying attachment includes specific procedures for insurers to follow as part of this effort.
Series of photos on an elevation project
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
  Photos provided by Rod Scott, CFM, of L&R Resources, LLC in Mandeville, Louisiana
White House Water Summit live today includes ASFPM partnership.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
  Summit to help communities determine the role nature can play in reducing flood risk
ASFPM submitted today its comments in support of establishing a deductible for FEMA's PA Program
Monday, March 21, 2016
  Here are our six responses to the Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking.
USGS publishes "Identifying and preserving high-water mark data: techniques and methods 3-A24"
Friday, March 18, 2016
  The report serves as a field guide for identifying high-water marks and presents guidance and proper techniques for preserving, evaluating, and recording the data collected for use in surface-water modelling, flood documentation and much more
Office of the Flood Insurance Advocate Issues First Annual Report
Thursday, March 17, 2016
  Highlight five challenges and provides recommendations for each.
UW is offering an online info meeting on its new Master of Infrastructure Planning and Management Degree with an emphasis on Floodplain Management
Thursday, March 17, 2016
  Webinar is Monday, March 21 from noon to 1 p.m. (Pacific)
FY16 PDM and FMA Application Period Now Open
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
  Deadline is June 15 at 3 p.m. Eastern
American Meteorological Society hosting a Summer Policy Colloquium in D.C. June 5-14
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
  Deadline to register is March 31
USDA Announces $260 Million Available for Regional Conservation Partnership Program
Monday, March 14, 2016
  Applications sought with a focus on environmental markets, conservation finance
FEMA offering Hazard Mitigation Assistance: Climate Resilient Mitigation Activities Webinar
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
  Designed for public officials and practitioners beginning to implement climate resilient mitigation activities
ASFPM M&ES Committee Comments on Spring 2016 Risk MAP Guidelines and Standards
Thursday, March 3, 2016
  Submitted by Co-chairs of ASFPM Mapping and Engineering Standards Committee
ASFPM Riverine Erosion Hazards White Paper just Released
Friday, February 26, 2016
  The main purpose of this White Paper is to encourage state and local governments to begin mapping riverine erosion hazard areas in their communities.
FEMA released the updated Elevation Certificate and Floodproofing Certificate Jan. 6 via an NFIP Bulletin W-16002
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
  ASFPM Insurance Committee highlights the changes.
USGS opens comment period for Bulletin 17C, "Guidelines for Determining Flood Flow Frequency."
Monday, February 22, 2016
  ASFPM’s Mapping and Engineering Standards Committee requesting comments.
Application period for Fiscal Year 2016 Pre-Disaster Mitigation and Flood Mitigation Assistance grant programs is March 15 - June 15, 2016.
Friday, February 19, 2016
  States will set their own timelines to meet the FEMA announced timelines
FEMA has issued an Advanced Notice of Rule Making on a proposal for a disaster deductible concept
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
  ASFPM asks leadership to submit comments
FEMA offering climate resilience mitigation activities webinar
Thursday, February 11, 2016
  Geared toward public officials and practitioners beginning to implement climate resilient mitigation activities, as well as for those looking to enhance established programs.
ASFPM and APA awarded $1.05 million grant
Monday, February 8, 2016
  NOAA grant will bring resiliency efforts into capital improvement planning
EPA's Green Infrastructure Technical Assistance Summary Offers Tools, Strategies and Lessons Learned
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
  Report summarizes results from EPA's green infrastructure technical assistance program for communities looking for solutions to their unique challenges.
Attention all coastal floodplain managers
Monday, January 25, 2016
  ASFPM would like your help in completing a short survey
World Economic Forum's Global Risks Report 2016 Released
Friday, January 15, 2016
  Failure of climate-change mitigation and adaptation is the number one global risk in terms of impact.
Pennsylvania Assc. of FPM just released a white paper, "Flooding/Stormwater Related Programs in Pennsylvania
Friday, January 15, 2016
  The paper looks at how programs relate, data redundancies, model utilized, jurisdiction, etc., and could be repeatable in other states
Guidebook Update Highlights Best Practices for Integrating Ecosystem Services into Federal Decision Making
Monday, January 11, 2016
  Provides an overview of methods for incorporating ecosystem services into decision making and highlights relevant efforts under way by federal agencies
FEMA provides information about the spring RiskMAP update
Friday, January 8, 2016
  Update expected to be released in May 2016
A Look at 35 Years of Flood Insurance Claims
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
  An analysis of more than one million flood claims under the NFIP
Nominations for Climate Adaptation Leadership Award for Natural Resources being Sought
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
  Deadline extended to Jan. 22
EMI offering a Virtual Tabletop Exercise Series with a focus on floods this March
Friday, December 18, 2015
  Three separate days to accommodate as many site applicants as possible
A Proposed Design for Community Flood Insurance
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
  Community flood insurance could help bolster community resilience and increase coverage for floodplain residents.
FEMA Announces Policy Updates to Flood Risk Analysis and Mapping Standards
Thursday, December 10, 2015
  A summary of the changes in the standards and the public review is available
USDA Begins 49th Enrollment Period for the Conservation Reserve Program
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
  December 2015 Marks 30th Anniversary for the Nation's Most Successful Voluntary Conservation Program
Make a difference today by donating to ASFPM Foundation on #GivingTuesday
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
  Black Friday. Cyber Monday. And now...#GivingTuesday
GAO released full report on "Preparing for Climate-related Risks: Lessons from the Private Sector" forum
Friday, November 20, 2015
  Check here for highlights and a link to the full report
Center for Neighborhood Technology collecting flood stories to help support Urban Flooding Awareness Act Legislation
Thursday, November 19, 2015
  Submitting stories takes less than five minutes
FEMA's Intent to Implement the Federal Flood Risk Management Standard
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
  The Intent describes the framework FEMA is proposing to implement for Executive Order 13690 and the Federal Flood Risk Management Standard.
The Code of Ethics for Certified Floodplain Managers
Monday, November 16, 2015
  Nothing wrong with occasionally reviewing these tenets of our profession
FEMA announces pre-disaster mitigation and flood mitigation assistance submission and selections
Monday, November 2, 2015
  Applicants can check the status via a link.
National Wildlife Federation and ASFPM looking for climate change adaptation case studies
Thursday, October 29, 2015
  Case studies needed to highlight in a national report on ecological approaches to natural hazard risk reduction to human communities
FEMA to Assess Future Over-the-air Broadcast Alerting Technology
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
  New technologies could deliver detailed emergency information to the public with pictures and videos of evacuation routes, storm tracks, and shelter information – increasing community preparedness before, during, and after a disaster.
Revised guidelines for EO11988 floodplain management and the FFRMS are out
Monday, October 12, 2015
  The Water Resources Council approved the revised guidelines Oct. 8
What a 1,000-year flood IS and ISN'T
Thursday, October 8, 2015
  Videos, articles and blogs explaining the concepts
FEMA notice on NFIP April 1, 2016 program changes
Monday, October 5, 2015
  Many of these changes result from continued implementation of the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014 and the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012.
FEMA's Policy and Claim Statistics for Flood Insurance
Monday, September 28, 2015
  Last updated Sept. 25, 2015
Unified Federal Environmental and Historic Preservation Review Guide for Federal Disaster Recovery Assistance Applicants
Friday, September 11, 2015
  Unified Federal Environmental and Historic Preservation Review is Released
ASFPM Foundation to hold a Gilbert F. White National Flood Policy forum this fall in D.C.
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
  One-day forum to focus on, “Climate-Informed Sciences and Flood Risk Management – Opportunities and Challenges.”
Loss Avoidance Study done on Colorado after the September 2013 Floods
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
  FEMA study looked at the "value" of implementing higher standards
NOAA Green Infrastructure Product Suite Helps Communities Reduce Extreme Weather Impacts
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
  Community planners use nature’s processes to build resilience
FEMA Releases Final Version of RASPLOT 3.0
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
  RASPLOT is a software program that allows users to create flood profiles and floodway data tables (FDTs) through the automated extraction of data from HEC-RAS hydraulic modeling files, as well as FIRM Databases.
A Guide to Public Alerts and Warnings for Dam and Levee Emergencies
Monday, August 17, 2015
  The audience for this guidebook is people involved with providing emergency messages and information to the public during times of impending flooding from dams and levees.
Army Corps of Engineers: Water Resource Authorizations, Appropriations, and Activities
Monday, August 17, 2015
  A brief but straight forward “101” on how USACE works, which will be most useful for over 50% of Congress that had never dealt with a WRDA until 2014.
FEMA announces an ICC extension
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
  Extension of the Current Four-Year Time Limit for Completing Increased Cost of Compliance Benefit Related Work to a 6-Year Time Limit for All Flood Claims Occurring After Jan. 1, 2011
Risk MAP Guidelines and Standards 2015 Fall Maintenance Cycle
Friday, August 7, 2015
  FEMA has a maintenance plan for the Risk MAP guidelines and standards and issues updates on a semi-annual basis. This notice provides information about the fall semi-annual update, expected to be released in November 2015.
Mark your calendars for this Aug. 13 FEMA webinar
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
  The 3 1/2-hour webinar will help HMA Applicants and Subapplicants understand how to apply ASCE 24 to certain project types.
And the Winner of our #ASFPM2015 "Why I love being an ASFPM Member" Contest is ...
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
  Tim Trautman, ASFPM’s Mitigation Pod Facilitator and Program Manager for the Mecklenburg County Engineering and Mitigation Department in North Carolina.
WEF announces National Municipal Stormwater and Green Infrastructure Awards Program
Monday, August 3, 2015
  The program aims to recognize high-performing regulated Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s) and inspire them to exceed requirements through innovative and cost-effective approaches.
FEMA has released Evaluation and Monitoring of Seepage and Internal Erosion (FEMA P-1032) to the public
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
  It investigates the internal erosion occurring at embankment dams and levees, and how it poses a threat of failure and potential risk to public safety
GAO Report Sees Climate Risks to Army Projects
Friday, July 24, 2015
  Thousands of dams, levees, hurricane barriers and flood walls built across the country by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers may be at risk from extreme weather and sea level rise driven by climate change
White House CEQ releases fact sheet
Thursday, July 9, 2015
  Actions to Build Resilience to Climate Change Impacts in Vulnerable Communities
Does Federal Disaster Assistance Reduce the Demand for Insurance Protection? Empirical Evidence.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
  A new brief from Wharton Center for Risk Management and Decision Processes
"Seeing is Believing? Property Prices in Inundated Areas"--a new brief from the Wharton Risk Center
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
  A key element in hazard and disaster management is understanding how individuals perceive risk. Inadequate distinction between assessed risk and perceived risk is a major difficulty towards managing flood risk.
Tying Flood Insurance to Flood Risk for Low-lying Structures in the Floodplains
Monday, June 22, 2015
  from the National Academies Press
ASFPM has just added a seventh technical report
Friday, June 19, 2015
  Lessons from a 500-year Record of Flood Elevations
Resilience Armchair Discussion offered June 23 and is co-hosted by the National Academy of Sciences' Resilient America Roundtable and NOAA
Thursday, June 18, 2015
  Building Resilience through Science: Dr. Kathryn Sullivan, Dr. Ralph J. Cicerone and the Honorable Samuel Adams in an Armchair Discussion
FEMA launches Data Visualization Tool for when and where disasters are declared
Thursday, June 11, 2015
  As hurricane season kicks off, the tool helps provide important information about the history of hurricanes and other disasters in their communities and what residents can do to prepare.
FEMA Funding Opportunity: FY 2015 Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grants
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
  FEMA has announced the FY 2015 Notice of Funding Opportunities for two of the Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) grant programs: Flood Mitigation Assistance and Pre-Disaster Mitigation.
Insider's Q & A with Randy Behm
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
  ASFPM organized a Question & Answer with Randall Behm, PE, CFM, and Chair of the National Nonstructural Flood Proofing Committee with the United States Army Corps of Engineers for the Omaha District.
The Applicability of Executive Order (E.O.) 11988/13690 to FEMA Programs - Fact Sheet
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
  This fact sheet responds to questions that have been raised in the process about the intended scope of the FFRMS, as well as anticipated impacts to the NFIP.
FEMA Announces Funding Opportunity for Fiscal 2015 Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grants
Friday, May 29, 2015
  Announcing $180 million in funding available through two Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) grant programs
Clean Water Rule protects streams and wetlands critical to public health, communities and economy
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
  EPA and USACE announced the historic step today, May 27, 2015
Hazus 2.2 SP01 launched May 18
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
  This release contains functional and data updates to the Flood Model.
USGS offering free hydrography virtual seminars
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
  The May 21 seminar is on national flood interoperability experiment
Upper Mississippi River Economic Profile report should be completed by this summer
Friday, May 8, 2015
  The USFWS will release an advanced draft of an economic profile for the Upper Mississippi River System for review in June.
ASFPM submits second set of comments on FFRMS implementing guidelines
Thursday, May 7, 2015
  ASFPM supports the EO 13690, but does have recommendations for implementation
EPA recently released an integrated green stormwater infrastructure guide
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
  The publication title is "Community Based Public-Private Partnerships (CBP3) and Alternative Market-Based Tools for Integrated Green Stormwater Infrastructure: A Guide for Local Governments"
Unique opportunity for our upcoming newsletter
Monday, May 4, 2015
  We're doing a Q&A with Randall Behm, a PE/CFM with USACE-Omaha, and wondered if you had a question for him
Deadline to comment on FFRMS is May 6
Monday, May 4, 2015
  ASFPM asking members to formally weigh in on the proposed Federal Flood Risk Management Standard guidelines as soon as possible
ASFPM Comments to the Senate Appropriations Committee
Monday, May 4, 2015
  Comments on the Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Request for the Federal Emergency Management Agency
"Review of the Everglades Aquifer Storage and Recovery Regional Study" just released by NRC's Water Science and Technology Board
Thursday, April 30, 2015
  The report reviews an 11-year regional study carried out by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the South Florida Water Management District to assess the regional effects of large-scale aquifer storage and recovery in the Everglades.
FEMA launched an enhanced Coordinated Needs Management Strategy tool
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
  CNMS was created for FEMA to organize, store, and analyze flood hazard mapping needs information for communities.
Healthy, Resilient, and Sustainable Communities After Disasters: Strategies, Opportunities, and Planning for Recovery
Thursday, April 16, 2015
  Report from the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies released April 2015
ASFPM submits comments on potential revisions to 33 CFR Part 203 (PL 84-99)
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
  Summary: PL 84-99 is one of those programs in dire need of revision to remove its incentives for communities and developers to continue to increase development in high risk flood areas.
ASFPM shares its analysis of EO 13690 and FFRMS
Monday, April 13, 2015
  Many States and Localities are Way Ahead of Federal Government in Managing Flood Risk
Free Continuing Education Opportunities at ASFPM's National Conference in Atlanta
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
  The National Disaster Preparedness Training Center will be hosting three workshops at the ASFPM Conference. Course expenses are being covered by NDPTC to allow attendees to participate at no cost
FEMA has a new webpage called "Hurricane Sandy NFIP Claims"
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
  The page contains information and updates for National Flood Insurance policyholders who were affected by Hurricane Sandy
ASFPM submits first set of comments regarding EO 13690 and FFRMS
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
  Second set will focus more on the technical aspects of draft interagency guidelines
FEMA Hosting FFRMS Listening Session in Seattle
Thursday, April 2, 2015
  Listening session will be on April 14, 2015
National Research Council releases report on Affordability of Flood Insurance and offers free webinar to discuss results
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
  The report lays out some suggestions to Congress on a framework for affordability options.
Register for a FEMA listening session on FFRMS in Dallas
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
  Join FEMA and federal partners for a Listening Session in Dallas, TX on the Federal Flood Risk Management Standard Implementation. The session provides the opportunity to listen, ask questions, and provide feedback on how federal agencies implement the ...
More Dates set for FEMA Disaster Grant Obligation Process Webinars
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
  The primary audience for these webinars is State and Tribal Emergency Management and State and Tribal Financial Management Staff. Each of the three (3) sessions will be identical so you may join the one that best fits your calendar.
DHS Releases "Comprehensive Testing of Imminent Threat Public Messages for Mobile Devices"
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
  This project sought to determine the optimized message contents of imminent threat wireless emergency alert (WEA) messages delivered over mobile communication devices.
Every year at our national conference, ASFPM bestows awards to deserving floodplain managers/programs/outreach activities.
Thursday, March 12, 2015
  We still need nominations for the Tom Lee State Award for Excellence, James Lee Witt Local Award for Excellence, and the Outreach/Media Award.
President Obama's proposed 2016 budget contains good news for flood mapping and mitigation
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
  ASFPM chair says this is a welcome change in budget priorities, and the association and members should be credited at least in part for the change
FEMA issued a bulletin on the Hurricane Sandy Settlement Process
Friday, March 6, 2015
  FEMA is undertaking a review of all claims in litigation arising from Hurricane Sandy to expeditiously resolve those claims.
FEMA offering FY 2015 HMA Guidance Webinars
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
  Significant changes have been made to the Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Guidance, a comprehensive document that details the specific criteria of the three HMA programs
EO 13690 & FFRMS Explained, Infomation on Listening Sessions, and How to Comment on the guidelines
Friday, February 27, 2015
  For ASFPM members who live in Iowa or surrounding states, the March 3 FEMA meeting is a fantastic opportunity to learn about the EO and standard
April 2015 Revisions to the NFIP Flood Insurance Manual Posted Online
Monday, February 23, 2015
  NFIP Flood Insurance Manual revisions that will become effective April 1 have been posted for your reference to the FEMA website
Informational Listening Sessions on FFRMS have been set.
Friday, February 13, 2015
  Join FEMA and federal partners during a series of Listening Sessions on the Federal Flood Risk Management Standard Implementation. These sessions provide the opportunity to listen, ask questions, and provide feedback on how federal agencies implement the
FEMA bulletin announces high deductible option for ALL residential properties
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
  This now includes properties designed for one to four families.
FEMA bulletin provides addendum to April 1 NFIP program changes.
Monday, February 9, 2015
  Clarifications and revisions to Deductible, Elevation Difference, HFIAA Surcharge, Risk Rating Method, Reserve Fund Assessment, Total Amount of Insurance-Building
Flood Risk Mapping Guidelines and Standards: Spring 2015 update
Monday, February 2, 2015
  This announcement lists proposed updates to existing standards and drafts of new standards. FEMA intends to publish these standards as a part of the Policy for Flood Risk Analysis and Mapping.
Flood Risk Mapping Guidelines and Standards: Spring 2015 update
Monday, February 2, 2015
  This announcement lists proposed updates to existing standards and drafts of new standards. FEMA intends to publish these standards as a part of the Policy for Flood Risk Analysis and Mapping.
White House issues New Executive Order on Federal Flood Risk Management, ASFPM Supports New Standard
Friday, January 30, 2015
  President Obama issued a new Executive Order Jan. 30 that proposes a new Federal Flood Risk Management Standard, which the Association of State Floodplain Managers says will ultimately help reduce flood losses and taxpayer costs.
FEMA announces new leadership at FIMA
Monday, January 26, 2015
  Ed Conner is Senior Counselor for FIMA, Brad Kieserman is Deputy Associate Administrator for FIMA
FEMA announcing an updated fee schedule for flood map related products to begin Feb. 20
Monday, January 26, 2015
  FEMA says these fee changes will allow it to reduce further expenses to the NFIP
FEMA Seeks Applicants for National Advisory Council
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
  The NAC is a federal advisory committee established to ensure effective and ongoing coordination of federal preparedness, protection, response, recovery, and mitigation for natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other man-made disasters.
MitFLG hosting webinars with stakeholders to develop a building code strategy for resiliency
Monday, January 19, 2015
  Stakeholders are welcome to provide input during the 2-hour webinar sessions or anytime in writing through the online webinar sessions open through January 23rd.
Zone AR and A99 Fact Sheets now available from FEMA
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
  FEMA updated its requirements and mapping standards associated with the “Adequate Progress” (Zone A99) or a “Flood Control Restoration Zone” (Zone AR) flood zone determinations.
FEMA Introducing a New Data Visualization Tool
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
  This tool allows the public to explore currently-available FEMA grant data.
Just released: The Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force's Infrastructure Resilience Guidelines
Friday, January 2, 2015
  An Initial Assessment of Implementation by Federal Agencies
Revised Draft Guidance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Climate Change Impacts
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
  U.S. Council on Environmental Quality released revised draft guidance for public comment
ASFPM is looking for your help!
Monday, December 29, 2014
  A working group/subcommittee has been formed to write a discussion paper regarding flood-related riverine erosion hazards
FEMA Announces Launch of the Interim Office of the Flood Insurance Advocate
Thursday, December 18, 2014
  David Stearrett will serve as the acting flood insurance advocate
Obama Administration Releases Final Principles, Requirements and Guidelines for Federal Investments in Water Resources
Thursday, December 18, 2014
  This marks the first update to these important guidelines in more than three decades.
The December issue of the National Hydrologic Warning Council’s “Transmission” is out.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
  Read about how to visualize flood risk with FloodSmart's Flood Risk Scenarios Tool, and much more.
Dr. Erwann Michel-Kerjan, executive director of the Wharton Risk Center, was awarded the 2014 Lloyd’s Science of Risk Prize in London
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
  His paper that won is titled, "Evaluating Flood Resilience Strategies for Coastal Megacities."
FEMA Announces Policy Updates to Flood Risk Analysis and Mapping Standards
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
  As part of the semi-annual maintenance process, FEMA announced the revision of 18 Risk Map standards.
The Oct/Nov "NFIP/CRS Update" Newsletter is now Online
Monday, December 1, 2014
  Lead story: Higher Floodplain Management Standards Promoted on expanded FEMA Website.
FEMA Announces Second Meeting of the Technical Mapping Advisory Council
Monday, November 24, 2014
  The council will meet Dec. 4-5 in Arlington, VA.
The Wharton Risk Center's 2014 Year in Review Newsletter is Out
Friday, November 21, 2014
  Two article of interest: Flood Resilience Strategies for Coastal Mega-Cities and NFIP Community Rating System
Recommendations of the President’s State, Local and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience and New Executive Actions
Monday, November 17, 2014
  New Climate Resilience Toolkit Unveiled to Help Plan for Changing Climate
The BUZZ, a quarterly newsletter from the Silver Jackets, is now available
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
  Great information, including results from FEMA's Flood Risk Awareness survey.
Unified Federal Review Applicant Guidance Open for Comment
Thursday, October 30, 2014
  FEMA, in conjunction with its interagency Steering Group, announced the public review period for the Draft Environmental and Historic Preservation Guidance for Federal Disaster Recovery Assistance Applicants.
EPA Invites Communities to Apply for Assistance to Build Resilience, Pursue Revitalization
Friday, October 24, 2014
  EPA is offering this technical assistance through the Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities program to help communities across the country.
Shedding Some Light on ASFPM's Policy Committees
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
  Focusing on ASFPM's Watershed Pod
FEMA Seeking Comments on its Proposed Public Assistance Policy on Insurance
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
  The proposed policy would require applicants of its Public Assistance program to obtain and maintain insurance coverage equal to the assistance FEMA provided
FEMA to host online Inter-Agency Sea Level Rise Panel Discussion Oct. 16
Monday, October 6, 2014
  Panelists include Subject Matter Experts from FEMA HQ, EPA, USGS, NOAA, and USACE
NFIP Bulletin Highlights April 1, 2015 Program Changes
Thursday, October 2, 2014
  The bulletin implements more of the required changes to the rate structure and some of the business practices.
The Best Practice Portfolio has just released 11 new stories describing the use of Hazus-MH
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
  A Best Practice tells a story, generally with a human-interest approach, of how a mitigation activity or project worked.
Technical Mapping Advisory Council to hold first meeting Sept. 30-Oct. 1
Monday, September 15, 2014
  TMAC is tasked with developing recommendations for FEMA’s flood mapping program
Thinking about becoming a Certified Floodplain Manager or know someone contemplating it?
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
  ASFPM and CBOR created this five-minute video to help explain what it's all about.
Wetland Restoration Webinar Series Being Offered
Thursday, September 4, 2014
  The series is part of ASWM's efforts to tackle some of the biggest challenges for wetland restoration and share insights and lessons learned from experts in the field.
Revisions have been made to the NFIP Flood Insurance Manual
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
  The manual has been updated with program changes that will become effective Oct. 1, 2014
FEMA requesting local officials fill out Flood Risk Survey
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
  Understanding local impacts that flood risks have on communities, as well as the challenges local officials face in trying to communicate this information to their constituents is critical to the effectiveness of FEMA.
In July, FEMA Released a Two-page Fact Sheet called, "Flood Insurance for Business: Impacts of Recent Legislation"
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
  Phasing out flood insurance subsidies is just one of the topics discussed on the fact sheet.
"Reducing Coastal Risk on the East and Gulf Coasts" report just released by National Academy of Sciences
Monday, August 4, 2014
  ASFPM is providing the full 183-page report on its website
PowerPoints are in from speakers at our Seattle conference
Friday, August 1, 2014
  Wish you could see the PowerPoints presented at our national conference in Seattle? Not a problem.
FEMA Risk MAP Program unveiled July 28 a redesigned FEMA Flood Map Service Center.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
  Changes include streamlined design and interface, significant technical improvements, and a set of new user features.
Chad Berginnis, ASFPM executive director, will speak before senate committee hearing
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
  Hearing title: Insuring our Future: Building a Flood Insurance Program We Can Live With, Grow With, and Prosper With
White House: Taking Action to Support State, Local, and Tribal Leaders as They Prepare Communities for the Impacts of Climate Change
Thursday, July 17, 2014
  The President on June 16 announced a series of actions to respond to the Task Force’s early feedback to help state, local, and tribal leaders prepare their communities for the impacts of climate change.
Congressional Research Service's recent report on US Army Corps Of Engineers Water Resource Authorizations
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
  The Corps gets authority and funding from Congress and the President to undertake structural and nonstructural water resources activities. This report explains the process and funding through the recent WRRDA 2014
NAFSMA Excellence in Communications Awards Nominations Due by July 30
Monday, July 14, 2014
  NAFSMA announced that it's accepting nominations for the association's sixth Excellence in Communications Awards Program. The awards recognize public service and outreach work by local, regional, state and private agencies to educate the public.
Final week to submit Regional Conservation Partnership Program pre-proposals
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
  July 14 is the deadline
New Report Outlines how Climate Change could Hurt the Bottom Dollar
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
  Two of the most severe impacts — sea level rise and extreme heat — will likely cost billions of dollars in annual property loss, threaten human health, lower labor productivity and endanger the nation's electricity grids.
FEMA’s Underwriting Risk Insurance Division recently released a Hurricane Sandy Recovery Advisory 7 -- Reducing Flood Risk and Flood Insurance Premiums for Existing Residential Buildings in Zone A.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
  Although the guidance is directed for how to mitigate non-substantially damaged buildings in Sandy, it could be useful for other areas too.
FEMA Redesigning Flood Map Service Center
Monday, June 16, 2014
  Changes to improve user experience, but will have significant business impacts
Warren Campbell, Co-Chair of ASFPM Higher Education Policy Committee, has some BIG NEWS to share
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
  He's announcing "a watershed moment for floodplain management."
Your donations needed for 2014 Silent Auction!!
Friday, May 23, 2014
  ASFPM Foundation 14th Annual Silent Auction Fundraiser Mon. June 2 thru Wed. June 4, Seattle, WA
GAO Issues Dire Report on NFIP
Monday, May 19, 2014
  The report indicates NFIP is a long, dark tunnel with no light in sight.
Member Alert: We need you to contact ICC members in your community
Friday, May 16, 2014
  Please urge ICC Assembly to support revisions on flood hazard area preservation and limitation on fill
REMINDER: Berginnis to testify today (May 14) before a subcommittee of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
  He will speak on the role of mitigation in reducing federal expenditures for disaster response
FEMA Reduces the Frequency of Updating State Migation Plans
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
  FEMA recently revised the mitigation planning regulations, reducing the frequency of required updates for State Mitigation Plans from once every three years, to once every five years.
Elevation Certificates -- Do I Really Need One Now?
Thursday, May 1, 2014
  This is a common question we are hearing in workshops and floodplain managers are getting from their citizens.
FEMA to extend the time to file SFIP Proof of Loss for NFIP flood claims from Hurricane Sandy
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
  The purpose of this bulletin is to further extend the deadline for Standard Flood Insurance Policy ("SFIP") policyholders to send their proofs of loss with all documentation to fully support the amounts requested to their insurers.
ASFPM Members made an IMPACT in March
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
  The American Water Resources Association’s March “Water Resources IMPACT” magazine is all about floodplain management, and features four articles written by members of the ASFPM family.
ANSI Adopts National Standards for Testing Flood Barriers
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
  ASFPM, FM Approvals and USACE partnered to develop those standards
Turning the Koontz case into an Opportunity for More Resilient Communities
Monday, April 21, 2014
  The case could be an enormous opportunity for floodplain management coordination with wetland folks, as well as other local officials.
FEMA providing guidance on how to adjust rates for certain Pre-FIRM properties
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
  HFIAA implementation of Section 3 - Repeal of Certain Rate Increases
Long Island Village goes bold with a 4-foot Freeboard Standard
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
  A little village in Long Island decided to go big, or go down with the storm surge.
The revisions to the NFIP Flood Insurance Manual that will become effective June 1, 2014, have been posted for your reference to the FEMA website.
Monday, April 14, 2014
  The revisions to the NFIP Flood Insurance Manual that will become effective June 1, 2014, have been posted for your reference to the FEMA website.
ASFPM's Science Services Rolls Out Next Generation of Great Lakes Coastal Resilience Planning Guide
Friday, April 11, 2014
  After three years in the making, the newest version of the Great Lakes Coastal Resilience Planning Guide is online featuring additional case studies and stories for municipal planners and decision makers to use in planning for more resilient coasts.
Call for National Flood Risk Management Strategy
Thursday, April 10, 2014
  After Hurricane Katrina, the American Society of Civil Engineers issued a call to action in dealing with ever increasing flood losses. This report examines our national response to this call for action.
Just in case you missed FEMA's overview of the new HFIAA law, here it is.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
  This law repeals and modifies certain provisions of BW-12, and makes additional program changes to other aspects.
Berginnis to testify April 3 before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee's Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
  The hearing will focus on "Disaster Mitigation: Reducing Costs and Saving Lives."
ASFPM shares its most recent (March 28) analysis of the new Homeowners Flood Insurance Affordability Act.
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
  Our analysis of HFIAA finds BW-12 core still there, and narrowly focused improvement to affordability.
It's Flood Safety Awareness Week
Monday, March 17, 2014
  Floods happen everywhere, so be prepared!
ASFPM opposes House's proposed BW-12 legislation
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
  ASFPM tells House Reps it has significant concerns with HR 3370.
The February issue of News & Views is ready
Thursday, February 27, 2014
  How often does a local floodplain manager get to feel like a rock star? Well, when a record flood puts a flood-control program to the test - and it works - everybody starts to pay attention. Read this issue of News & Views to learn what Ottawa, Ill., ...
House could vote on revised BW-12 today
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
  Last Friday evening, the House made available a modified (basically a substitute) version of HR 3370. There will almost certainly be a vote in the House this week, perhaps as early as tomorrow and we think it will occur under the "suspension of rules." ...
ASFPM Comments on the Connectivity of Streams and Wetlands to Downstream Waters
Monday, February 24, 2014
  ASFPM submitted its definition of "floodplain"
Three great articles just uploaded onto NFIP website.
Monday, February 10, 2014
  FEMA has an online change request for flood zone designation properties; NFIP group flood insurance policy news; and the Coastal Barrier Resources System Mapper is now online.
ASFPM Working with HUD to Find Flood Insurance Affordability Solution
Thursday, February 6, 2014
  ASFPM, and several other groups, is in the beginning stages of working with HUD to see if FHA Section 203(K) program funds could be used by homeowners for mitigation measures.
FEMA issued an Intergovernmental Affairs Advisory on Sec. 207 of BW-12 today
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
  NFIP and the consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014
Planning on attending ASFPM's Seattle conference in June?
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
  Then you might want to book your room -- NOW!
BREAKING NEWS: Senate voted to delay parts of BW-12 Reforms
Thursday, January 30, 2014
  Senate approves delay in higher flood insurance premiums
Congress may act today on delay legislation for BW-12
Thursday, January 16, 2014
  The US Congress is acting on key legislation, possibly today, on the National Flood Insurance Program that will affect you, your community, state or program.
FEMA Flood Mapping: Enhancing Coordination to Maximize Performance – NAPA Report
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
  FEMA Flood Mapping: Enhancing Coordination to Maximize Performance – NAPA Report
FEMA policy memo on sea level rise and Hazard Mitigation Assistance Programs
Friday, January 3, 2014
  FEMA's focus on climate change and resiliency will have a tangible and exciting outcome for floodplain management and ASFPM
Holistic Coasts Report Released by ASFPM Foundation
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
  A vision for partnerships that will help secure a sustainable future for our nation.
FEMA-Announcement: New Version of FIRMette - Desktop Available
Monday, December 9, 2013
  Announcement: New Version of FIRMette - Desktop Available
Three Federal reports released this week
Friday, December 6, 2013
  New reports released this week about Sandy, levees and NFIP
New video highlights what we learned, and are still learning, after the devastating Great 1913 Flood
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
  Several ASFPM members and partners appear in recently aired video on Great 1913 Flood
ASFPM weighs in on WRDA
Friday, November 22, 2013
  ASFPM encourages the WRDA Conference Committee to support technical assistance to states and local governments
ASFPM's Berginnis to testify before Congress today
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
  ASFPM to testify on BW 12 “fix it” legislation
House to hold hearing on Sandy Recovery on Nov. 14
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
  Check the Committee page on to watch the hearing
ASFPM adds 3rd Encore Presentation of BW-12 Webinar
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
  ASFPM Webinar: Biggert-Waters 2012 (BW-12) National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Reform Act: Understanding Insurance Impacts & Ramifications of Sections 205 & 207
ASFPM Suggests 9 Principles Related to Flood Insurance Affordability
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
  Press Release
ASFPM Supports Colorado 2013 Flooding Recovery Strategy
Friday, October 18, 2013
  Press Release
Outsmarting the Storm: The Science of Floodplain Mapping
Monday, October 14, 2013
  Oct. 22 Floodplain Mapping Briefing
Biggert-Waters Resources Page Updated
Monday, October 7, 2013
  Check out ASFPM's BW-12 page!
Senate Flood Insurance Hearing on Sept. 18-- Biggert Waters
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
A Strategy to Reduce the Risks and Impacts of Dams on Floodplains
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
  ASFPM publishes new resource for Dam Risk Reduction
New Wharton Issue Brief: Addressing Affordability in the National Flood Insurance Program
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
  The Wharton Risk Center and Resources for the Future have jointly published a new issue brief, “Addressing Affordability in the National Flood Insurance Program," authored by Carolyn Kousky of RFF and Howard Kunreuther of Wharton.
Hurricane Sandy Task Force Releases Rebuilding Strategy
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
  ASFPM applauds their focus on resilience and reducing future risk.
NAI Toolkit How-To Guides Now Available
Thursday, August 8, 2013
  ASFPM publishes new guides for No Adverse Impact Toolkit
ASFPM Comments on FEMA Policy 203-074-1
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
  Regarding HMA and ASCE 24-05
FEMA 2013 Application Period for FMA and PDM Opens Today!
Friday, July 19, 2013
  FEMA 2013 Application Period for FMA and PDM Opens Today!
Friday, July 12, 2013
  FEMA Intergovernmental Affairs Advisory/Webinar Invitation
Letter to President Obama on the need for flood mapping funding.
Friday, June 28, 2013
  Check out ASFPM's letter to the White House on 6/27/13 regarding a program under FEMA's jurisdiction.
FEMAs Annual Risk Awareness Survey
Monday, June 24, 2013
  It is now time to take the 2013 local official survey!
AECOM Releases FEMA Climate Change Report
Thursday, June 13, 2013
  AECOM Releases FEMA Climate Change Report
Urban Flooding is Chronic and Costly, but not Correlated with Floodplains
Thursday, May 30, 2013
  First-of-its-kind Analysis Synthesizes Insurance Claims, Property Owner Reports, and Geography of Flooding in an Urban Environment
2012 Hurricane Season / Look Ahead to 2013 & Beyond
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
  April 24, 2013 - 12:00 Noon Eastern
FEMA FY 2014 Budget
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
  President’s Request Highlights
Your donations needed for 2013 Silent Auction!!
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
  Your donations needed for 2013 Silent Auction!!
FEMA seeking ideas to improve Risk MAP Program
Thursday, April 4, 2013
  FEMA’s Federal Insurance & Mitigation Administration (FIMA) manages the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), the cornerstone of the nation’s strategy for preparing communities for flood disaster
Senate Hearing on Sandy recovery
Monday, April 1, 2013
  Strong emphasis on sustainable recovery and NFIP
U.S. Spring Flood Risk - National Hydrologic Assessment
Thursday, March 21, 2013
  Based on the above normal amount of water in the current snowpack and seasonal forecasts of continued above normal precipitation, a potential for exceeding moderate and major river flood levels exists...
National Research Council of the National Academies - March 26 Webinar
Thursday, March 21, 2013
  March 26 - You are invited to join a public webinar exploring Levees and the National Flood Insurance Program: Improving Policies and Practices, a new report from the NRC of the National Academies
Draft National Climate Assessment
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
  Comments Due: April 12, 2013
Federal Agency Sustainability and Climate Adaptation Plans
Monday, March 18, 2013
  Comments Due: March 29, 2013
National Flood Safety Awareness Week
Monday, March 18, 2013
  NOAA and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are partnering for National Flood Safety Awareness Week, March 12th-16th.
Open Invitation to Participate:
Friday, March 15, 2013
  Flood Protection Structure Accreditation Task Force Web Meeting
Friday, March 8, 2013
  Nominations close March 15th
ASFPM Report "Flood Mapping for the Nation"
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
  ASFPM releases “Flood Mapping for the Nation”, a cost analysis report for the nation’s flood map inventory.
President Obama signed into law the Sandy Recovery Improvement Act of 2013 (P.L.113-2)(SRIA)
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
  The law authorizes several significant changes to the way FEMA may deliver disaster assistance under a variety of programs.
CRS Award for Excellence - Call for Nominations
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
  The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) has established an award to recognize individuals who have actively advanced the vision of the NFIP and the Community Rating System (CRS).
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
  MEDIA ADVISORY: FAQs on Post-Sandy Flood Elevation Standards Posted
Natural Hazards Center - Hurricane Sandy-related Quick Response Grant Program
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
  Proposals must be submitted by February 15, 2013
Governor Christie Outlines Regulations to Allow Residents and Businesses to Rebuild Faster, Stronger and Safer from Hurricane Sandy
Friday, January 25, 2013
  January 24, 2013 - Press Release
Third National Climate Assessment Report Now Available for Download
Friday, January 18, 2013
  January 11 - The National Climate Assessment Development and Advisory Committee, the federal advisory committee for the National Climate Assessment, approved their draft of the Third National Climate Assessment Report and released it for public comment.
NOAA Releases Preliminary Data on 2012 U.S. Billion Dollar Weather/Climate Events
Monday, January 7, 2013
  Extreme weather and climate events in 2012 in the U.S. have reached $1 billion in losses
December News & Views Online
Monday, December 31, 2012
  Click here for the latest issue of News & Views!
Continued Changes in Flood Insurance Policy Rates from NFIP Reform Act
Friday, December 21, 2012
  Take Note of Changes in Policy Rates Due to New NFIP Legislation
New Online Letter of Map Change (LOMC) Application
Monday, December 17, 2012
  FEMA launches new way to submit a request to change a property’s flood zone designation
ASFPM Releases Hurricane Sandy Recovery Actions
Thursday, December 13, 2012
  Hurricane Sandy Follow Up: ASFPM outlines 23 suggested actions for communities, property owners, states, and federal policy and funding decision-makers to support more resilient recovery and rebuilding following Hurricane Sandy.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
  FEMA and SBA are hosting a conference call tomorrow to update NJ small business owners and stakeholders about our efforts to assist in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Please share this with your networks. Thank you.
October News & Views Online
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
  Click here for the latest issue of News & Views!
Disaster Resilience in America: Launching a National Conversation
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
  November 30, 2012 - The National Academies will hold an event to build upon recent report, Disaster Resilience: A National Imperative
ASFPM supports Soil Health Initiative
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
  ASFPM signs letter supporting NRCS's Soil Health Initiative
FEMA Announces 2012 Community Resilience Innovation Challenge
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
  Application Period Open for Funding to Increase Local Resiliency through Whole Community Approach
ASFPM issues two RFPs for NAI How-To Guides
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
  ASFPM has issued two Requests for Proposals (RFPs) to develop No Adverse Impact “How-To” guides for Infrastructure and Mitigation Actions. Proposals are due October 19, 2012.
ASFPM Weighs In On Farm Bill
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
  ASFPM joins 30 organizations in a letter urging Congress to pass the long term Farm Bill without cutting conservation programs
August News & Views Online
Saturday, September 1, 2012
  Click here for the August News & Views!
September is National Preparedness Month
Saturday, September 1, 2012
  National Preparedness Month, "A Time to Remember. A Time to Prepare"
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
S.2039 Fails to Pass House under Suspension of Rules
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
  Update to S.2039 (Hoeven Bill)
ASFPM Testimony before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
  A Review of Building Codes & Mitigation Efforts to Help Minimize the Costs Associated with Natural Disasters
Bill S.2039 Scheduled for House Floor action TODAY (7/23/2012)
Monday, July 23, 2012
  ASFPM Member Action Alert regarding S.2039
GLCFS Summer 2012 Newsletter Announces Discovery Meetings
Friday, July 20, 2012
  Newsletter released announcing Discovery Meetings for communities along Lake Erie, Lake Michigan and Lake St. Clair
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
  Bill to Allow Levee Construction on FEMA Buy-out, Deed-Restricted Land
President Signed NFIP Reform Bill!
Saturday, July 7, 2012
  President Obama signed HR4348 into law today
ASFPM Announces Leadership Transition
Monday, July 2, 2012
  ASFPM Announces Leadership Transition – Chad Berginnis is Executive Director; Larry Larson is Director Emeritus
June News & Views Online
Saturday, June 30, 2012
  June News & Views Online
Re-Underwriting of Severe Repetitive Loss Policies at the NFIP Special Direct Facility
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
  Re-Underwriting of Severe Repetitive Loss Policies at the NFIP Special Direct Facility
Farm Bill Conservation programs: 'Hold the Line' and "Sign on Letter" Letter
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
  The Conservation Title of the Farm Bill is vital to the future of our country’s natural resources.
FEMA Great Lakes Coastal Guidelines, Appendix D.3 Update
Friday, May 11, 2012
  60-Day Public Comment Period Now Open through July 7, 2012
April News & Views Online
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
  Click here for the latest edition of News & Views!
Silver Jackets Newsletter
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
  The BUZZ a Quarterly Newsletter - April 2012
Your donations needed for 2012 Silent Auction!!
Friday, April 13, 2012
  Your donations needed for 2012 Silent Auction!!
Mitigation Survey: Mitigating Circumstances
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
  Mitigation Survey
ASFPM Testimony to Subcommittee on Energy and Water House Committee on Appropriations
Saturday, March 31, 2012
  RE: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Technical Assistance Programs
Elimination of PDM and Further Cuts to Flood Mapping in FEMA FY13 Budget
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
  ASFPM testimony before the Subcommittee on Homeland Security, House Committee on Appropriations
ASFPM Statement on FY 2013 FEMA Budget
Thursday, March 8, 2012
  ASFPM Statement on FY 2013 FEMA Budget
2012 CRS Award Nominations Deadline moved to March 9
Friday, March 2, 2012
  Please submit the form no later than March 9, 2012
National Flood Safety Awareness is Week March 12-16, 2012
Thursday, March 1, 2012
  National Flood Safety Awareness is Week March 12-16
February News & Views Online
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
  Click here for the first News & Views of 2012!
National Awards for Excellence in Floodplain Management
Thursday, February 23, 2012
  National Awards for Excellence in Floodplain Management -- Only one week left to submit nominations, deadline is March 1!
2012 CRS Award for Excellence Nominations - Due February 24, 2012
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
  The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is seeking to recognize individuals who have actively advanced the vision of the NFIP and the Community Rating System (CRS). If you know of any such individuals, please help to recognize their achievements.
ASFPM Letter to House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on S. 2039
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
  ASFPM has great concern about this legislation
ASFPM Offers Collegiate Student Paper Competition in San Antonio!
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
  Three students, selected from their abstracts, will be awarded hosted travel to ASFPM’s national conference in San Antonio this May 21-25 in the 2nd annual competition sponsored by ASFPM Foundation.
General Comments On Flood Mapping Residual Risk Areas Behind Levees
Monday, January 30, 2012
  ASFPM concurs that it is important to address the concerns raised by the US Congress to recognize varying degrees of risks behind the nation’s levees.
Gays Mills, a community relocation out of the floodplain
Sunday, January 29, 2012
  A success story that can be replicated across the country
Flood risk perception in lands “protected” by 100-year levees
Monday, January 16, 2012
  An excellent paper supporting ASFPM's positions on residual risk areas.
Larry Larson answers follow-up questions from Environment and Public Works Committee Hearing
Friday, December 23, 2011
  Follow-Up Questions from Senator Boxer and Inhofe
Battle Escalates Over Building in Puget Sound Flood Plains
Friday, December 23, 2011
  Article from The Seattle Times
December News & Views Online
Monday, December 19, 2011
  Click here for the final News & Views of 2011!
FEMA's Request for Comments on Levee Mapping Procedures
Thursday, December 15, 2011
  FEMA's Request for Comments on Levee Mapping Procedures- Deadline: January 30, 2012
NFIP extension to May 31, 2012 passed Senate
Thursday, December 8, 2011
  Extending the NFIP to May 31 passed the Senate yesterday under Unanimous Consent
Climate Extremes 2011--NOAA's Climate Science & Services
Thursday, December 8, 2011
  Climate Extremes 2011--NOAA's Climate Science & Services
Vegetation on Levees: Policy for Development and Implementation of System-Wide Improvement Frameworks (SWIFs)
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
  A significant milestone has been achieved in developing the process to transition levees into compliance with federal standards.
FEMA Administrator Fugate Talks Mitigation
Monday, December 5, 2011
  Craig Fugate addresses attendees of International Code Council’s 2011 Annual Conference
Flood Mitigation In the News
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
  Flood prone condominiums to become part of new park
NFIP - ASFPM Letter to Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs
Monday, November 21, 2011
  NFIP - ASFPM Letter to Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs
Flood Insurance Program Extended Until Dec. 16
Friday, November 18, 2011
  The Senate passed the short-term funding bill on Thursday evening after the House passed it in the afternoon.
NFPC-V Hotel Rate Reduced!
Thursday, November 3, 2011
  The hotel rate at the Hyatt Regency Sacramento for the National Floodproofing Conference V has been reduced to $99 per night, keeping in line with the Federal per diem rates. Don't delay - make your reservation today!
USACE Opens National Levee Database for Public Access Oct. 27
Friday, October 21, 2011
  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) today announced it will open the National Levee Database (NLD) for public access
ASFPM’s side-by-side Comparison of NFIP Reform Legislation
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
  This documents highlights important elements of pending NFIP Reform Legislation
ASFPM written testimony for the US Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
  A Review of the 2011 Floods and the Condition of the Nation’s Flood Control Systems
Craig Fugate: "Streamlining Emergency Management: Improving Preparedness, Response, and Cutting Costs"
Friday, October 14, 2011
  Written Statement of Craig Fugate, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency, before the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management
DHS Announces First National Preparedness Goal
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
  Department of Homeland Security announced the release of the country's first-ever National Preparedness Goal. The goal is the first deliverable required under Presidential Policy Directive (PPD) 8: National Preparedness, which was released in April 2011.
ASFPM Urges Congress to Restore FEMA's Flood Mapping Budget
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
  ASFPM sent letters to Congress today urging them to restore FEMA's Flood Mapping Budget.
ASFPM-NFIP Reform Letter Senate
Monday, September 19, 2011
  ASFPM-NFIP Reform Letter Senate
Pres. Obama Voices Support for Phasing Out NFIP Subsidies on Some Properties
Monday, September 19, 2011
  In his deficit-reduction proposal, President Obama voices support for provisions in House legislation that would eliminate subsidies, over five years, on 30 percent of properties insured by the National Flood Insurance Program.
Reid’s Disaster Aid Package Passes Senate
Friday, September 16, 2011
  A spending package for disaster relief narrowly won Senate passage Thursday, after overcoming objections that had delayed action on it earlier in the week.
After Irene, FEMA facing a disaster of its own — funding
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
  By Ed O'Keefe Now that the big hurricane is behind us — three days for Irene and six years for Katrina — the Federal Emergency Management Agency is running out of money and finds itself operating in a new political and fiscal climate that may be as ...
Prepping for Irene - Important FloodSmart Tips
Thursday, August 25, 2011
  FloodSmart News - Please take a moment to read this important information from the FloodSmart Marketing Campaign.
JAM PACKED August issue of News & Views just posted on ASFPM!
Thursday, August 18, 2011
  News & Views is online!
Free Upcoming Webinars
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
  Free Upcoming Webinars from NOAA Coastal Services Center and Grant Space
NFFA Hosting FIFM Task Force Webinar August 23rd
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
  Natural Floodplain Function Alliance-sponsored webinars on floodplain issues: the Federal Interagency Floodplain Management Task Force Webinar, hosted by the Northeast-Midwest Institute.
Data and stats on Flood Disasters around the world
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
  This International Symposium on Flood Defence presentation reviews historical through 21st century natural catastrophes and insurance implications.
FEMA is Recruiting for Reservists at all job levels
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
  FEMA is Recruiting for Reservists at all job levels
EPA Comments in response to Federal Register notice regarding Identification of Waters Protected by the Clean Water Act
Thursday, July 28, 2011
  Comments in response to Federal Register notice regarding Identification of Waters Protected by the Clean Water Act
2011 Already Costliest Year for Natural Disasters
Monday, July 18, 2011
  2011 Already Costliest Year for Natural Disasters - USA Today
Changes to the 2012 CRS Coordinator's Manual
Monday, July 18, 2011
  Changes to the 2012 CRS Coordinator's Manual
ASFPM Testifies on FEMA Reauthorization and Cutting the Red Tape in Recovery
Thursday, July 14, 2011
  ASFPM Associate Director Chad Berginnis' testimony before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
Letter to Representitives RE: Water's amendment to reduce repetive flood insurance claims
Monday, July 11, 2011
  RE: Water's amendment to reduce repetive flood insurance claims
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
  Visit our new CURRENT FLOODING EVENTS page!
FloodSmart Flood Recovery Information
Monday, June 27, 2011
  In response to recent flooding, the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) has developed the following materials to help you assist residents recovering from flood damage and navigate the flood insurance claims process.
ASFPM Testifies on NFIP Reauthorization
Thursday, June 23, 2011
  ASFPM Associate Director Chad Berginnis' testimony before the Senate on the NFIP.
USACE Missouri River Flood Fight
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
  USACE releases special issue of StrongPoint, providing current information on the Missouri River flooding.
FLOOD INSURANCE: FEMA to give some credit for subpar levees when assessing risk
Friday, June 10, 2011
  By Paul Quinlan, E&E reporter - Under pressure from Congress, the Federal Emergency Management Agency is moving fast to change its practice of ignoring the existence of a levee considered to be substandard when assessing a homeowner's flood risk.
FEMA Testifies on the NFIP
Thursday, June 9, 2011
  FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate testifies before the Senate to discuss the National Flood Insurance Program.
ASFPM Comments on FEMA's Public Assistance Program Bottom-Up Review
Friday, June 3, 2011
  ASFPM Comments on FEMA's Public Assistance Program Bottom-Up Review
FEMA Releases Capstone Doctrine and 2011-2014 Strategic Plan
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
  FEMA Releases Capstone Doctrine and 2011-2014 Strategic Plan
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Larson quoted in USA Today front page article
Thursday, May 19, 2011
  Larson quoted in USA Today front page article, "Changes Urged in Flood Control"
PBS Newshour Interviews ASFPM on Mississippi River Flood Protection System
Thursday, May 12, 2011
  Larry Larson, Executive Director of ASFPM, along with John Barry author of Rising Tide are interviewed to discuss the operational aspects, decision making, and trade-offs resulting from the Mississippi Rivers and Tributaries (MR&T) system.
Historic Flooding Occurring on Lower Mississippi River
Monday, May 9, 2011
  Record crests are moving down the Mississippi River from Cairo, Illinois, to the Gulf of Mexico. MG Michael J. Walsh, President of the Mississippi River Commission
Important Flood Recovery Information from the FloodSmart Campaign
Monday, May 9, 2011
  Important Flood Recovery Information from the FloodSmart Campaign
FPM 2010: State & Local Program Final Report and Website now available!
Thursday, May 5, 2011
  FPM 2010: State & Local Program Final Report and Website now available!
NOAA--Comprehensive Elevation Inventory for US Now Available
Thursday, May 5, 2011
  The first comprehensive inventory of elevation data sets for the nation is now available
Birds Point-New Madrid Floodway Information Paper
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
  Birds Point-New Madrid Floodway Information Paper
It’s flooding in Louisville!
Friday, April 29, 2011
  It’s flooding in Louisville!
Risky Business: Flood Managers Reconsider Risk and How to Talk About It
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
  Risky Business: Flood Managers Reconsider Risk and How to Talk About It
Louisville Conference Hotel Update!
Thursday, April 21, 2011
  Louisville Conference Hotel – Special group rate expires this Friday!
ASFPM Comments comments regarding the Proposed Nationwide Permits (NWPs)
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
  ASFPM Comments comments regarding the Proposed Nationwide Permits (NWPs)
Turner Foundation Seeks Information on Local Green Infrastructure Projects
Saturday, April 9, 2011
  Turner Foundation Seeks Information on Local Green Infrastructure Projects
Key Bulletins Issued on Changes in NFIP
Monday, April 4, 2011
  NFIP Bulletins W-11020, and W-11021
House Panel Calls Second NFIP Meeting; Extension Bill Prepared
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
  House Panel Calls Second NFIP Meeting; Extension Bill Prepared
ASFPM Early Conference Registration Deadline is SUNDAY April 3!
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
  ASFPM Early Registration Deadline is SUNDAY April 3, 2011
Critical Facilities and Flood Risk-ASFPM Recommendations
Monday, March 21, 2011
  Critical Facilities and Flood Risk-ASFPM Recommendations
NOAA's 2011 National Spring Flood Outlook
Friday, March 18, 2011
  NOAA's National Weather Service 2011 National Spring Flood Outlook
ASFPM Comments to FEMA on DAP 9524.3
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
  ASFPM Comments to FEMA Proposed Policy on Rehabilitation Assistance for Levees & Other Flood Control Works DAP 9524.3 [Docket ID FEMA-2010-0068]
ASFPM Testifies on NFIP Reform
Thursday, March 10, 2011
  Testimony on “Legislative Proposals to Reform the National Flood Insurance Program”
HUD: Embrace Sustainability, If You Want Federal Money
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
  Secy Donovan says "If you want competitive money, we've set sustainability as a criterion for all of our funds".
FEMA Seeks Applicants for National Advisory Council
Monday, February 28, 2011
  Deadline for applications is March 4, 2011
Thursday, February 24, 2011
  March 1 is the deadline to submit nominations for ASFPM’s national floodplain management awards
USGS invites you to visit the USGS Science Strategy Site
Monday, February 21, 2011
  The site also includes background material on this plan and the strategic science planning process for all of the USGS Mission Areas.
ASFPM Webinar Interest Survey
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
  ASFPM Accepting Requests for Future Webinar Topics
ASFPM-2011 Legislative and Policy Priorities
Monday, February 14, 2011
  ASFPM 2011 Legislative and Policy Priorities - February 2011
ASFPM Announces Associate Director - Operations Position Opening
Thursday, February 10, 2011
  Associate Director - Operations Position posted
ASFPM Annual National Conference Registration Now Open!
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
  The Association of State Floodplain Managers will convene the world's largest and most comprehensive floodplain management conference – our 35th annual gathering – the week of May 15 – 20, 2011, in Louisville, Kentucky.
NFIP Termination Act of 2011—HR 435
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
  Bill introduced in the House to terminate the NFIP by Dec 2013 – ASFPM monitoring closely
INVITATION - Recommendations for a National Levee Safety Program Workshop
Monday, January 24, 2011
  Recommendations for a National Levee Safety Program Workshop Hosted by the National Committee on Levee Safety
Monday, January 24, 2011
  Webinar 2 - Routine USACE Levee Safety Program Activities
White House Council on Environmental Quality Issues Mitigation and Monitoring Guidance under NEPA
Friday, January 14, 2011
  White House Council on Environmental Quality Issues Mitigation and Monitoring Guidance under NEPA
Rethinking the NFIP - Comments from ASFPM
Thursday, January 13, 2011
  ASFPM is pleased FEMA is undertaking a major review of the NFIP with the intent to present Congress with options for NFIP Reform.
New York State Releases Sea Level Rise Task Force Report
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
  New York State Releases Sea Level Rise Task Force Report
FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate Encourages Americans To Resolve To Be Ready In 2011
Monday, January 3, 2011
  FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate Encourages Americans To Resolve To Be Ready In 2011
International Flood Risk Management Workshop in Washington DC
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
  International Flood Risk Management Workshop in Washington DC
The new issue of Coastal Services magazine is now available
Monday, December 6, 2010
  The new issue of Coastal Services magazine is now available
Review of FEMA Risk MAP Guidance and Standards Documents
Monday, November 22, 2010
  The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has developed a revised draft for Appendix I: Discovery of FEMA’s Guidelines and Specifications for Flood Hazard Mapping Partners.
ASFPM Welcomes New Associate Director
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
  ASFPM Welcomes New Associate Director CHAD BERGINNIS. He will commence this new role beginning in January 2011
WASHINGTON-First Meeting of the National Ocean Council
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
  Obama Administration Cabinet Secretaries and Senior Officials Convene for First Meeting of the National Ocean Council
Innovative Program Connects Wastewater Utilities and Nature
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
  Aging infrastructure is on life support in many U.S. cities, unable to handle large storm events that drop millions of gallons of water, leading to dangerous flooding, sewer overflows, basement backups and public health and safety concerns. At the same ...
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
  Panels Provide Independent, Technical Experts to Resolve Flood Hazard Data
ASFPM 2011 Annual National Conference Call for Presentations and Workshops
Thursday, October 21, 2010
  The submissions deadline for presentations and workshops at the conference is October 31, 2010!
FEMA Develops Coastal Barrier Resources Act Fact Sheet
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
  The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has developed a fact sheet on the Coastal Barrier Resources Act (CBRA)
International Day for Disaster Reduction October 13th
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
  October 13th marks the annual International Day for Disaster Reduction, coordinated by the United Nations Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR)
News & Views Editor Monday Retiring
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
  After nearly two decades, Jacquelyn Monday is stepping down as editor of the News & Views.
Iowa Supreme Court Rejects State’s Immunity Claim
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
  Iowa has specific rules governing the drainage of surface water. But, is the state subject to the same rules? That question was addressed in this case.
National Flood Insurance Program Reextension Act of 2010
Friday, October 1, 2010
  Statement by the Press Secretary On Thursday.
ASFPM Testifies on NFIP Reauthorization and Reform
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
  ASFPM Vice Chair Sally McConkey, PE, CFM, D.WRE testifies before the Senate Committee on Banking and Urban Affairs on Flood Insurance Reauthorization and Reform.
NFIP Preferred Risk Policy Eligibility Extension
Thursday, September 16, 2010
  FEMA is introducing cost saving insurance options through the NFIP that may benefit property owners.
USACE Process for NFIP Levee System Evaluation
Thursday, September 9, 2010
  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has finalized EC 1110-2-6067 which will guide USACE procedures for levee system evaluations in support of the NFIP as admistered by FEMA.
5 Years Later: Hurricane Katrina
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
  USA TODAY has published a new multimedia project that tries to sum up where we stand, half a decade later, and takes a look at the building of new levees.
Director Fugate refocusing a chastened FEMA
Thursday, August 26, 2010
  This week Fugate will visit Louisiana and Mississippi to pledge $28.4 million to rebuild churches, schools and universities, part of $2.5 billion in federal aid distributed since last year.
Huge losses put federal flood insurance plan in the red
Thursday, August 26, 2010
  A USA TODAY review finds that the program has paid people to rebuild over and over in the nation's worst flood zones while also discounting insurance rates by up to $1 billion a year for flood-prone properties.
ASFPM Testimony on Flood Preparedness and Mitigation: Map Modernization, Levee Inspection, and Levee Repairs Bill
Monday, August 16, 2010
  ASFPM was asked to testify on 7/28/2010 on the “Flood Preparedness and Mitigation: Map Modernization, Levee Inspection, and Levee Repairs Bill” before the Disaster Recovery Subcommittee; State, Local and Private Sector Preparedness and Inte
Obama Administration Officials Announce the Final Recommendations of the Ocean Policy Task Force
Monday, July 19, 2010
  Recommendations would establish National Policy for the Stewardship of the Oceans, Coasts, and Great Lakes
FY10 Flood Mapping Progress Report and Production Plan Now Available
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
  Update on performance in the Flood Map Modernization Program & Risk MAP
National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Extended through September 30, 2010
Friday, July 2, 2010
  President Obama signs NFIP extention effective through Sept. 30, 2010
Congress Extends the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)
Thursday, July 1, 2010
  Congress Extends the NFIP Program, awaiting President's signature
Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Highlights Success of Recovery Act in Bringing Water System Infrastructure Improvements to Rural Communities Across America
Monday, June 21, 2010
  Announces New Projects Provide Jobs and Lay the Foundation for Economic Growth
NOAA's State of the Coast Website Launches
Monday, June 14, 2010
  This week NOAA launched NOAA's State of the Coast Web site. The purpose of this site is to highlight the crucial importance of healthy coastal ecosystems to a robust U.S. economy, a safe population, and a sustainable quality of life for coastal ...
NFIP Reauthorization Status 6/11/2010
Friday, June 11, 2010
  This is to provide an update on Congressional activity to reauthorize the NFIP, based on reports gathered from various sources.
FEMA Fiscal Year 2011 Hazard Mitigation Assistance Program Update
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
  The Fiscal Year 2011 (FY11) Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) application period opened on June 1, 2010 and the FY11 Hazard Mitigation Assistance Unified Guidance is now available.
State Farm leaving flood insurance program
Friday, June 4, 2010
  State Farm Mutual confirmed Thursday that it will stop administering federal flood insurance policies this fall, leaving government officials to find a new home for 800,000 customers nationwide who bought their coverage through the company.
Dialogue on a NOAA Climate Service
Friday, June 4, 2010
  Beginning on Monday, June 14th, the independent, nonprofit National Academy of Public Administration will host a Dialogue on a NOAA Climate Service.
$12 Million for Farmland Disaster Damage Repair Available from USDA
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
  USDA to Provide Funding to Rehabilitate Farmland Damaged by Floods, Tornadoes, Drought and Wildfire
NFIP Reauthorization Lapse
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
  The NFIP was not reauthorized by Congress by midnight of May 31, 2010.
ASFPM Recommends FIFM Task Force Actions
Friday, May 7, 2010
  ASFPM is providing suggestions to the Federal Interagency Floodplain Management Task Force (FIFM-TF) for consideration and action.
Larson Presented Testimony on NFIP Reform
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
  Larry Larson, ASFPM Executive Director, presented testimony on behalf of ASFPM before the House Committee on Financial Services, Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity.
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
  FEMA has released a final report on Phase I of it's reform effort in the ongoing debate about the NFIP.
ASFPM Submits Comments on CEQ's Principals & Guidelines
Friday, April 2, 2010
  This afternoon ASFPM submitted comments to the Council on Environmental Quality on their proposed revisons to the Principals & Guidelines
NFIP Authorization Lapses Again
Monday, March 29, 2010
  Congressional Authorization of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Lapsed March 28, 2010 at Midnight.
NRCS Celebrates 75 Years
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
  This year marks the 75th anniversary of the establishment of the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).
ASFPM Comments on NBC News Fleecing of America
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
  Fleecing of America segment on NBC Nightly News on "How some Americans are being FORCED to buy flood insurance"
ASFPM to Testify on Stafford Act Revisions
Thursday, March 4, 2010
  ASFPM will present testimony before the House Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management - Conference of Mayors Report "U.S. Mayors Speak Out: Addressing Disasters in Cities" and Stafford Act ammendments.
National Disaster Recovery Framework
Monday, March 1, 2010
  The Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) is commending the National Disaster Recovery Framework Working Group in putting together a good and comprehensive Draft National Recovery Framework.
Executive Order on Floodplain Management
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
  ASFPM has issued a letter of support for the revision of the Executive Order (EO) on Floodplain Management (11988), and an update on the associations activities in this regard.
ASFPM 2010 Legislative and Policy Priorities
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
  The ASFPM Board of Directors has approved the 2010, First Quarter, ASFPM Legislative and Policy Priorities.
National FPM Awards
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
  The National FPM Awards Submittal deadline is MARCH 1, 2010, be sure to get your nominations in today!
New Digital Topographic Maps from the USGS
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
  The U.S. Geological Survey has unveiled for the coming year the new "US Topo," a significant new step in regenerating, improving, and updating the familiar USGS topographic maps.
ASFPM Announces New Position, Transition Plan
Friday, February 5, 2010
  At its meeting on February 3, 2010, the ASFPM Board of Directors approved establishing a new position of Associate Director, to be based in the ASFPM Executive Office in Madison, Wisconsin.
Haiti is Not Katrina
Monday, January 25, 2010
  An opinion article to CNN by Kathleen Tierney, professor of sociology and behavioral science director of the Natural Hazards Center at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Overcoming our Disaster Myopia in Haiti
Thursday, January 21, 2010
  An article by Howard Kunreuther on “Overcoming our disaster myopia in Haiti” that appeared in the Washington Post.
ASFPM Legislative Report, January 2010
Friday, January 1, 2010
  ASFPM Legislative Report, January 2010
Elevation Certificate Revised
Tuesday, July 4, 1905
  ASFPM Insurance Committee Provided Input on Previous Form

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