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Flood Mitigation Committee

Mitch Paine, CFM
FPM Planner, King Co., WA
Joy Duperault, CFM
MA State Floodplain Manager

Committee Information

Despite billions of dollars spent to "control" floods or reduce risk, statistics show that each decade since 1900 has witnessed more flood losses than the previous decade. In addition, other large-scale factors like demographic shifts toward the nation's coasts and catastrophic events like Hurricane Katrina hint that this pattern is likely to continue. Mitigation stands out as one of the best options our nation has to combat rising flood losses, and studies have shown that hazard mitigation, overall, is highly cost-effective. Mitigation frequently presents "win-win" situations by breaking the cycle of repetitive flood loss while also complementing other floodplain management objectives. However, successful mitigation is often not well understood because few people notice when a disaster does not happen. In the past, Congress has questioned the effectiveness of mitigation and whether to reauthorize funding. The Flood Mitigation Committee is committed to pursuing wise national mitigation policies with the assistance of its "Core Group" of active membership, as well as through its liaisons with state hazard mitigation officers and other organizations with flood mitigation interests.

Adobe PDF2018-2019 Work Plan
Adobe PDF2018-2019 Status Report

Adobe PDF2017-2018 Work plan
Adobe PDF2017-2018 Status Report

Adobe PDF2016-2017 Status Report
Adobe PDF2016-2017 Work plan (FY17)

2015-2016 Status Report (2016)
Adobe PDF2015-2016 Work plan

2014-2015 Status Report (2015)
Adobe PDF2014-2015 Work plan

Adobe PDF2013-2014 Status Report
Adobe PDF2013-2014 Work plan

Adobe PDF2012-2013 Status Report
Adobe PDF2012-2013 Work plan

Adobe PDF2011-2012 Status Report
Adobe PDF2011-2012 Work plan

Adobe PDF2010-2011 Status Report
Adobe PDF2010-2011 Work plan

Adobe PDF2009-2010 Work plan
Adobe PDF2009-2010 Status Report

Mitigation Tools & Features

Adobe PDFNMIS FAQ (Aug/2019)
Adobe PDFComments Submitted to FEMA on BRIC Program (July/2019)
Adobe PDFFHA 203(k) Fact Sheet (Feb/2018) New!
The Costs & Benefits of Building Higher (Feb/2018) New!
Adobe PDFLocal Mitigation Funding Report Project (Dec/2017)

Tim Trautman Oct. 23 live interview on The Weather Channel 
Strengthening the NFIP: Fortifying the Nation's Flood Vulnerable Affordable Multifamily Housing Stock (July/2017) 
19 Strategies for Multifamily Building Resilience (Aug/2017) 
Mitigation Ideas: A Resource for Reducing Risk to Natural Hazards
Adobe PDFQuick Guide for Floodplain Management

Additional ASFPM Mitigation Pages

ASFPM Mitigation Information/Documents
ASFPM National Policy Mitigation Page

Severe Repetitive Loss (SRL) letters to property owners or communities

FEMA now has rules in place for implementing the SRL program that was authorized by Congress. While FEMA was going to send letters to all SRL properties informing them of the opportunity to access this program, something in the program precluded them from doing that.

Many states, especially those with SRL properties, are anxious to get information out so the process of mitigating those properties can get underway. The letter would point out the opportunity and potential consequences. Some states have sent letters out from the state offices, covering the needed information.

If your state is interested in sending a letter out regarding the SRL program, here is the link to letters sent from Illinois, Kentucky and Florida. You will note the Illinois letter was sent to all SRL property owners, whereas the KY an FL letters were sent to the communities with SRL properties.

We hope this information is useful to you in addressing the SRL properties in your state.

Adobe PDFFlorida Severe Repetitive Loss Letter
Adobe PDFIllinois Severe Repetitive Loss Letter
Adobe PDFKentucky Severe Repetitive Loss Letter
Adobe PDFKentucky Severe Repetitive Loss Application
Adobe PDFASFPM Comments on Docket ID FEMA-2006-0035 - Proposed Fixed Management Cost Rate for HMGP (11/07)

ASFPM White Papers

Adobe PDFDemo-Rebuild White Paper (9/06)
Adobe PDFPre-Disaster Mitigation White Paper (3/06)

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