An Update from the ASFPM Insurance Committee

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...

Call for Nominations: ASBPA 2020 Best Restored Shores Award

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...

Talking Points on the New Flood Risk Assessment Tool from First Street

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.

BRIC Webinar Series from FEMA

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.

NFIP Presents Stacey Ricks with Prestigious National Floodplain Management Award

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.

NFIP Resources to Help Residents Prepare for Hurricane Season

NFIP Resources to Help Residents Prepare for Hurricane Season

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.

FEMA Releases Updated Preliminary Damage Assessment Guide

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.

NFIP Claims Manual for May 2020 Released

NFIP Claims Manual for May 2020 Released

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...

ASFPM Urges House and Senate to Maintain Funding for Flood Hazard Mapping

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.

FEMA Seeks Comments on New BRIC Guidance

FEMA Seeks Comments on New BRIC Guidance

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.