Garfield and Walter’s Subdivision Drainage Improvement Project, Bay County Drain Commissioner, Bay County, Michigan (June 2007)Go to ResourceThe Bay County Drain Commission in the Dell Creek Drainage District of Bay County, Michigan, has applied to FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program following severe storms and flooding on September 10 and 11, 2000, for funding to mitigate flood damage to residential property in the Garfield and Walter’s subdivisions as well as the associated public infrastructure. In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and FEMA regulations for NEPA compliance, FEMA must fully understand and consider the impacts of the proposed project on the human and natural environment. The purpose of this Environmental Assessment is to meet FEMA’s responsibilities under NEPA.
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April 2007 marks the ten-year anniversary of the Grand Forks Red River Flood Disaster, which caused $3.7 billion in total losses in North Dakota. In 2006, a severe flood of the same river resulted in only $6.5 million in total losses. The reduction in total losses resulted from a partnership between FEMA, North Dakota, and localities. This poster shows the mitigation successes that resulted from this partnership.
- Go to ResourceThe map on this poster shows that in Harris County, Texas, less than half of the Severe Repetitive Loss (SRL) properties insured as being outside the Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) are actually physically located outside the SFHA as per the current Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) for the county. If true nationwide, this would reduce the actual percentage of SRL properties located outside the SFHA (based on NFIP records) from 25-percent down to 12- or 13-percent.
- Go to ResourceAs of January 31, 2007 there were 8,237 NFIP insured properties meeting the Severe Repetitive Loss (SRL) definition. The United States map on this poster identifies the concentrations of SRL properties per county. The second map shows the area of the Nation with the greatest concentration of SRL properties. This area was impacted repeatedly during the 2004 and 2005 Hurricane Seasons.
- Go to ResourceIn order to examine the impacts of coastal flooding on the NFIP, FEMA recently initiated a coastal demographics analysis. This analysis is still in its early stages, but preliminary results concerning coastal population demographics contrast markedly with existing coastal demographic statistics. The results of this analysis are illustrated by comparing the two sets of maps on the poster.
- Go to ResourceRecognizing that they needed update their flood maps to reflect impacts from development, the Flood Control District of Maricopa County, Arizona decided to partner with FEMA under the Cooperating Technical Partners (CTP) Initiative. The CTP Initiative builds partnerships between FEMA and participating National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) communities, regional agencies, and State agencies that have the interest and capability to become more active participants in the FEMA flood hazard mapping program.
- Go to ResourceThe National Digital Orthophoto Programs (NDOP) and the National Digital Elevation Program (NDEP) committees have collaborated to create project tracking systems that allow their Federal agency members to coordinate upcoming projects and share information about new data. This poster displays these systems.
- Go to ResourceSince the 1970s, FEMA has provided flood hazard maps to help manage and reduce risk for the more than 20,000 communities that participate in the NFIP. All paper flood maps are now also available as Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) scan images. Additional digital flood map products, shown in this poster, have helped streamline processes while reducing the demand for paper maps.
- Go to ResourceThe Map Modernization Management Support (MMMS) Business Plan Summaries were compiled by reviewing the Federal Fiscal Year (FY) 2005-2009 MMMS Business Plans and FY 2007 updates. These business plans were submitted to the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) MMMS partners.
- Go to ResourceThis form is used by FEMA when selling manufactured homes and/or travel trailers to eligible disaster applicants.
- Go to ResourceThis form is used when manufactured housing and travel trailers purchased by FEMA are sold to eligible disaster applicants.
- Go to ResourceThis form is used to obtain the approval of a property owner for the placement and removal of a mobil unit on their property for use as temporary housing.
- Go to ResourceThe Gulfport School District has submitted an application for funding under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program being administered in response to Hurricane Katrina, FEMA-1604-DR-MS. In accordance with the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, PL 93-288, as amended, and implementing regulations at 44 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 206, FEMA is required to review the environmental effects of the proposed action prior to making a funding decision. This Environmental Assessment has been prepared in accordance with FEMA’s National Environmental Policy Act regulations found in 44 CFR Part 10.
- Go to ResourceThe City of Gulfport has submitted an application for funding under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program being administered in response to Hurricane Katrina, FEMA-1604-DR-MS. The City proposes to build a new nutrition center to provide services to feed disadvantaged people in the Gulfport area. The original center was damaged by Katrina and will be demolished. FEMA is required to review the environmental effects of the proposed action prior to making a funding decision. This Environmental Assessment has been prepared in accordance with FEMA’s National Environmental Policy Act regulations found in 44 CFR Part 10.
- Go to ResourceAs a direct result of Hurricane Rita’s storm surge and intense wave action along the Village of Surfside Beach shoreline, severe erosion and damage occurred resulting in losses to the shoreline and damage to structures located along the beach. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is considering funding the construction of a revetment structure to be located along the seaward side of Beach Drive to provide protection to Beach Drive and public infrastructure landward of Beach Drive. The shoreline is currently proximately 120 feet from Beach Drive and has lost approximately 30 feet per year due to erosion from 2004 to 2006 (Texas General Land Office [GLO] 2007). Without protection against beach erosion, the roadway and public infrastructure could be damaged or lost entirely in future storm events.