FEMA recently released the National Flood Insurance Program Flood Mitigation Measures for Multi-Family Buildings, P-2037. This publication provides guidance for building owners, designers, investors, builders/contractors, institutional partners, housing agencies and...
June was definitely flood month! Not only was it the start of Hurricane Season (though Mother Nature did not wait and had already spun three storms out by then!), but it also saw two national virtual flood conferences, which had 4,000+ in total registrations!!! Hats...
On Tuesday, June 30, led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Chair Kathy Castor (D-FL), members of the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis unveiled a comprehensive plan titled “Solving the Climate Crisis: The Congressional Action Plan for a Clean Energy Economy and a...
The American Shore and Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA) is calling for nominations for its Best Restored Shores Award. This award aims to recognize projects that enhance the environment particularly on low-energy and moderate-energy shorelines. ASBPA will...
ESWG provides a venue for federal partners and external stakeholders to openly communicate, share insight and feedback on mitigation and/or program issues.
You may have seen early news reports about a new flood risk assessment tool from the First Street Foundation, which will be released to the general public on June 29. The news has caught fire in the mainstream media and the ASFPM office has already been contacted by The New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and CBS News asking us to comment.
The Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) Summer Engagement Series will bring FEMA subject matter experts and partners together one day a week during the month of July to discuss key elements of the newly developed BRIC program.
Stacey Ricks, state NFIP coordinator with the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), was presented the national Best State Compliance award by the National Flood Insurance Program. Ricks was nominated by his peers from across the country for this award based on his contributions to floodplain management and flood loss reduction measures in Mississippi.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and its National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) are encouraging residents in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas to purchase a flood insurance policy ahead of hurricane season. We want to alert you of this effort and invite you to help spread the word about the vital protection and peace of mind flood insurance offers in the in the event of flood damage.
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 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 one-year public comment period until June 8, 2021. The purpose of the public comment period is to give state, local, tribal, and territorial government partners and stakeholders who participate in preliminary damage assessments (PDAs) an opportunity to provide feedback to FEMA on the PDA process.
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.
The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Claims Manual (May 2020) is now available online. The purpose of the NFIP Claims Manual is to improve clarity of claims guidance to WYOs, vendors, adjusters, and examiners so that policyholders experience consistent and...
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 least the FY 2020 level ($262.5 million) for FEMA’s Flood Hazard Mapping and Risk Analysis Program.
The National Hurricane Center will start publishing maps that show where tropical storms are likely to cause flooding.
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.
In honor of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, ASFPM wants to help your kids celebrate Earth Day with these fun yet educational activities.
ASFPM Comments on HUD Proposed Information Collection: Floodplain Management and Protection of Wetlands
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.
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.
Step-by-step guidelines to help homeowners and business owners reduce flood risk and potentially lower their flood insurance premiums in the process.