FEMA’s Flood Map Modernization - Preparing for FY09 and Beyond

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The digital technologies advanced through Map Modernization have opened doors that allow more informed, sophisticated, and effective ways for local and state governments to assess, communicate, and reduce flood risk. However, urgent needs continue beyond 2008. Phase I brought the flood map inventory of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) into the digital world. The concepts presented here for Phase II form an integrated approach to identifying flood hazards that are then woven into watershed-based risk assessments and State and local Hazard Mitigation Plans.
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