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  • LOMR for Santa Clara County, CA

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    This Letter of Map Revision (LOMR) responds to a request to revise the effective Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) to show that the levee, floodwall, storm drain, weir and channel improvements, and bridge replacements along the Guadalupe River from the Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) to Interstate Highway 280 (I-280) meet the “adequate progress” requirements outlined in Section 61.12 of the NFIP regulations. The LOMR became effective on October 5, 2005.
  • LOMR for City of Santa Clara, CA

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    This Letter of Map Revision (LOMR) responds to a request to revise the effective Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) to show that the levee, floodwall, storm drain, weir and channel improvements, and bridge replacements along the Guadalupe River from the Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) to Interstate Highway 280 (I-280) meet the “adequate progress” requirements outlined in Section 61.12 of the NFIP regulations. The LOMR became effective on October 5, 2005.
  • EHP Guidance Document for Washington (DR-1671)

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    This document provides general guidance to assist in the environmental and historic preservation review of FEMA-funded actions or undertakings in Washington following severe storms, flooding, tidal surge, landslides, and mudslides (DR-1671-WA).
  • LOMR for City of San Jose, CA

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    This Letter of Map Revision (LOMR) shows the revised flood hazards for properties in the Guadalupe River floodplain, which includes properties in the Cities of San Jose and Santa Clara and portions of the unincorporated areas of Santa Clara County. The LOMR became effective on October 5, 2005.
  • Mapping Needs Update Support System (MNUSS) Tutorial for Controllers

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    This tutorial will cover all of the information in the user tutorial, along with details for generating reports specific to mapping needs or communities, ranking, panel analysis, unit costs and cost distribution, and creating multi-jurisdictional groups.
  • Mapping Needs Update Support System (MNUSS) Tutorial for Users

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    This tutorial will assist the user in completing the MNUSS Data Worksheet, entering or editing needs into the database, and viewing reports for mapping needs updates for their respective states or regions.
  • How To Read a Flood Insurance Study Tutorial

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    This tutorial educates users on the use and application of the Flood Insurance Study (FIS ) reports produced by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Each component of the FIS report--including Flood Profiles, cross sections, and notes-- is explored and explained.
  • How To Read a Flood Insurance Rate Map Tutorial

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    This tutorial educates users on the use and application of the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) produced by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Each component of the FIRM is explored. The tutorial includes a section that contains examples of how to get specific information from FIRMs.
  • Using GIS, DFIRM, and Other Data for Sample Community Applications Tutorial

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    The third in the GIS Tutorial Series, this module provides users with information on the use DFIRM, GIS, and other data to produce sample community applications within the context of FEMA's flood hazard mapping and mitigation efforts.
  • Using GIS to Create DFIRMs Tutorial

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    The second in the series, this tutorial provides viewers with information on FEMA's use of GIS technology to create DFIRMs. Topics to be addressed include DFIRM components; graphic, base map, and metadata specifications; and database design.
  • Introduction to GIS Tutorial

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    This tutorial provides an overview of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology, including what a GIS is, what is needed for a GIS, basic mapping terminology, and how a GIS is used to produce maps and other information. This tutorial leads into a second, more advanced tutorial about FEMA's use of GIS technology to create DFIRMs.
  • Coastal Tutorial Featuring CHAMP

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    The Coastal Hazard Analysis Modeling Program (CHAMP) is a software program designed to enable the user to perform storm-induced erosion treatments, wave height analyses, and wave runup analyses associated with coastal flood hazard assessments. The tutorial will demonstrate the many functions of the program including entering, visualizing, tabulating and charting data, and performing coastal engineering analyses within a user-friendly environment.
  • National Flood Frequency Tutorial

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    The National Flood Frequency Program (NFF) was developed by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to estimate approximate peak discharges for ungauged basins. The USGS has replaced the NFF Program with the National Streamflow Statistics (NSS) Program. NSS contains all of the NFF functionality and equations as well as low flow and other probability equations. The NFF program and database have not been changed since 2004 and will no longer be updated or supported. You can find the NSS Program at http://water.usgs.gov/software/NSS/
  • RASPLOT Version 2.1.0

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    RASPLOT Version 2.1.0 replaces FEMA's FISPLOT program, which was previously used to develop flood profiles. The RASPLOT tutorial demonstrates the use of the software to generate flood profiles from HEC-2 and HEC-RAS models. RASPLOT Version 2.5 is available at http://www.fema.gov/library/viewRecord.do?id=2303
  • CHECK-RAS Version 1.1

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    CHECK-RAS is a program designed to verify the validity of input and output data for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) HEC-RAS hydraulic modeling program. The CHECK-RAS tutorial demonstrates the many functions of the program, including basic information about the USACE HEC-RAS program. This record contains the CHECK-RAS software, tutorial, and related materials. If you are looking for CHECK-RAS version 1.4 it can be found at http://www.fema.gov/library/viewRecord.do?id=2300
  • QUICK-2 Version 2.0

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    Quick-2, Version 2.0 is the latest version of a hydraulic analysis program used to compute water-surface elevations in open channels of all types. The Quick-2 Tutorial exposes the user to single-lot and multiple-lot Letter of Map Amendment case studies, demonstrating much of the program's functionality along the way. Interested parties should also read FEMA 265, "Managing Development in Zone A Areas."

    Quick-2, Version 2.0 is designed to run only on Operating Systems (OSs) through Windows 98. FEMA does not plan to upgrade for OsS XP and beyond. FEMA suggests using HEC-RAS software for users experiencing issues using version 2.0 on later OSs.
  • Mississippi Green Book

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    This document provides general guidance to assist in the environmental and historic preservation review of FEMA-funded actions or undertakings in Mississippi following Hurricane Katrina.
  • Are You Ready? An In-Depth Guide to Citizen Preparedness

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    The guide has been designed to help the citizens of this nation learn how to protect themselves and their families against all types of hazards. It can be used as a reference source or as a step-by-step manual. The focus of the content is on how to develop, practice, and maintain emergency plans that reflect what must be done before, during, and after a disaster to protect people and their property. Also included is information on how to assemble a disaster supplies kit that contains the food, water, and other supplies in suffi cient quantity for individuals and their families to survive following a disaster in the event they must rely on their own resources.
  • New Orleans Green Book

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    This document provides general guidance to assist in the environmental and historic preservation review of FEMA-funded actions or undertakings in the New Orleans Metropolitan Area following DR-1603 and DR-1607.
  • RASPLOT Version 2.5

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    RASPLOT Version 2.5 replaces FEMA's FISPLOT program, which is currently used to develop flood profiles. This program can be installed only on computers with Windows 98/NT/2000/XP operating systems.



    RASPLOT Version 3.0 Beta

    A newer version of RASPLOT is now available! The latest version, RASPLOT Version 3.0 Beta replaces Version 2.5. RASPLOT 3.0 Beta includes new features such as the Floodway Data Table (FDT) creation tool which allows users to easily create FDT’s to use in their FIS profiles; an option for user-exchange of data between the program, FIRM database tables, and a flood profile; and Adobe PDF generation and batch printing options. For more information on RASPLOT 3.0 see the User Quick Start Guide, User Guide, or to download.

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