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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 07, 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 05, 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 04, 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 03, 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 09, 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 09, 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 09, 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 02, 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 08, 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 07, 2015
  ASFPM supports the EO 13690, but does have recommendations for implementation
 
EPA recently released an integrated green stormwater infrastructure guide
Tuesday, May 05, 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 04, 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 04, 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 04, 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 08, 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 08, 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 07, 2015
  Second set will focus more on the technical aspects of draft interagency guidelines
 
FEMA Hosting FFRMS Listening Session in Seattle
Thursday, April 02, 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 06, 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 04, 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 09, 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 02, 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 02, 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 07, 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 02, 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 09, 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 03, 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 01, 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 08, 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 06, 2014
  Panelists include Subject Matter Experts from FEMA HQ, EPA, USGS, NOAA, and USACE
 
NFIP Bulletin Highlights April 1, 2015 Program Changes
Thursday, October 02, 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 04, 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 05, 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 04, 2014
  ASFPM is providing the full 183-page report on its website
 
PowerPoints are in from speakers at our Seattle conference
Friday, August 01, 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 08, 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 http://asfpmfoundation.org/auction.htm
 
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 06, 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 01, 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 08, 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 02, 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 01, 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 04, 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 06, 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 05, 2014
  NFIP and the consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014
 
Planning on attending ASFPM's Seattle conference in June?
Tuesday, February 04, 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 03, 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 09, 2013
  Announcement: New Version of FIRMette - Desktop Available
 
Three Federal reports released this week
Friday, December 06, 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 03, 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 www.thomas.gov 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 07, 2013
  Check out ASFPM's BW-12 page!
 
Senate Flood Insurance Hearing on Sept. 18-- Biggert Waters
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
  IMPLEMENTATION OF THE BIGGERT-WATERS FLOOD INSURANCE ACT OF 2012: ONE YEAR AFTER ENACTMENT
 
A Strategy to Reduce the Risks and Impacts of Dams on Floodplains
Wednesday, September 04, 2013
  ASFPM publishes new resource for Dam Risk Reduction
 
New Wharton Issue Brief: Addressing Affordability in the National Flood Insurance Program
Tuesday, September 03, 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 08, 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!
 
FEMA FINALIZES ANALYSIS AND MAPPING PROCEDURES FOR NON-ACCREDITED LEVEES
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 09, 2013
  Your donations needed for 2013 Silent Auction!!
 
FEMA seeking ideas to improve Risk MAP Program
Thursday, April 04, 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 01, 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
 
CALL for AWARDS
Friday, March 08, 2013
  Nominations close March 15th
 
ASFPM Report "Flood Mapping for the Nation"
Tuesday, March 05, 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 05, 2013
  MEDIA ADVISORY: FAQs on Post-Sandy Flood Elevation Standards Posted
 
Natural Hazards Center - Hurricane Sandy-related Quick Response Grant Program
Tuesday, February 05, 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 07, 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.
 
FEMA AND SBA TO LEAD CALL ON SANDY RELIEF EFFORTS FOR NJ SMALL BUSINESSES
Wednesday, November 07, 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 02, 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 01, 2012
  Click here for the August News & Views!
 
September is National Preparedness Month
Saturday, September 01, 2012
  National Preparedness Month, "A Time to Remember. A Time to Prepare"
 
FEMA EXTENDS PREFERRED RISK POLICIES FOR HOMEOWNERS
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
  FEMA EXTENDS PREFERRED RISK POLICIES FOR HOMEOWNERS
 
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
 
S.2039 UPDATE
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
  Bill to Allow Levee Construction on FEMA Buy-out, Deed-Restricted Land
 
President Signed NFIP Reform Bill!
Saturday, July 07, 2012
  President Obama signed HR4348 into law today
 
ASFPM Announces Leadership Transition
Monday, July 02, 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 01, 2012
  Click here for the latest edition of News & Views!
 
Silver Jackets Newsletter
Tuesday, May 01, 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 03, 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 08, 2012
  ASFPM Statement on FY 2013 FEMA Budget
 
2012 CRS Award Nominations Deadline moved to March 9
Friday, March 02, 2012
  Please submit the form no later than March 9, 2012
 
National Flood Safety Awareness is Week March 12-16, 2012
Thursday, March 01, 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 08, 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 08, 2012
  ASFPM has great concern about this legislation
 
ASFPM Offers Collegiate Student Paper Competition in San Antonio!
Tuesday, February 07, 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 08, 2011
  Extending the NFIP to May 31 passed the Senate yesterday under Unanimous Consent
 
Climate Extremes 2011--NOAA's Climate Science & Services
Thursday, December 08, 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 06, 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 05, 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 03, 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
 
Visit our new CURRENT FLOODING EVENTS page!
Wednesday, July 06, 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 09, 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 03, 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
 
NEW REPORT CALLS FOR FEDERAL ACTION TO IMPROVE FLOOD PROTECTION
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
  NEW REPORT CALLS FOR FEDERAL ACTION TO IMPROVE FLOOD PROTECTION, OTHER POLICIES IN FACE OF CLIMATE CHANGE
 
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 09, 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 09, 2011
  Important Flood Recovery Information from the FloodSmart Campaign
 
FPM 2010: State & Local Program Final Report and Website now available!
Thursday, May 05, 2011
  FPM 2010: State & Local Program Final Report and Website now available!
 
NOAA--Comprehensive Elevation Inventory for US Now Available
Thursday, May 05, 2011
  The first comprehensive inventory of elevation data sets for the nation is now available
 
Birds Point-New Madrid Floodway Information Paper
Tuesday, May 03, 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 09, 2011
  Turner Foundation Seeks Information on Local Green Infrastructure Projects
 
Key Bulletins Issued on Changes in NFIP
Monday, April 04, 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 01, 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
 
DEADLINE LOOMS!
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 09, 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 08, 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
 
INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THE USACE Levee Safety Program
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 03, 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 06, 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 09, 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 ...
 
FEMA ANNOUNCES SCIENTIFIC RESOLUTION PROCESS FOR FLOOD MAPPING
Tuesday, November 02, 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 01, 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 09, 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 02, 2010
  President Obama signs NFIP extention effective through Sept. 30, 2010
 
Congress Extends the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)
Thursday, July 01, 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 09, 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 04, 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 04, 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 02, 2010
  USDA to Provide Funding to Rehabilitate Farmland Damaged by Floods, Tornadoes, Drought and Wildfire
 
NFIP Reauthorization Lapse
Tuesday, June 01, 2010
  The NFIP was not reauthorized by Congress by midnight of May 31, 2010.
 
ASFPM Recommends FIFM Task Force Actions
Friday, May 07, 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.
 
FEMA NFIP Reform
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 02, 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 04, 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 01, 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 05, 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
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
  ASFPM Legislative Report, January 2010
 




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