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FEMA produced this series of 37 fact sheets to provide technical guidance and recommendations concerning the construction of coastal residential buildings. The fact sheets present information aimed at improving the performance of buildings subject to flood and wind forces in coastal environments. Photographs and drawings illustrate National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) regulatory requirements, the proper siting of coastal buildings, and recommended design and construction practices for building components, including structural connections, the building envelope, and utilities.
- Go to ResourceOn April 6, 2005, FEMA issued a preliminary Flood Insurance Study (FIS) report and Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) for Wake County, North Carolina and Incorporated Areas for public review. In keeping with National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) regulations, FEMA published notices of the proposed Base Flood Elevations shown in the FIS report and on the FIRM in a local newspaper and in the Federal Register.
- Go to ResourceHurrevac2000, a program funded by FEMA (DHS), Army Corps of Engineers and NOAA, has developed into a comprehensive decision tool for emergency managers. However, the numerous features of the program can present challenges to the occasional or infrequent user who may have a problem figuring which routines are important in the decision-making process. This training is designed to review only those Hurrevac topics and features that are felt necessary for hurricane decision-making by a county emergency manager. There are of course other outside factors that come into play in evacuation decisionmaking, but by outlining only the most relevant topics in Hurrevac, we hope to maximize the utility of the program for decision-making in threat situations.
- Go to ResourcePresentation on the HAZUS Flood Model using the Flood Information Tool (FIT)
- Go to ResourceThe Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program (CSEPP) is a unique partnership between FEMA and the U.S. Army, combining FEMA's long-standing experience in preparing for and dealing with all types of emergencies and the U.S. Army's role as custodian of the U.S. chemical stockpile. Since 1988, FEMA and the U.S. Army have assisted communities surrounding the eight chemical stockpile sites to enhance their abilities to respond to the unlikely event of a chemical agent emergency. The success of CSEPP initiatives depends on the productive working partnerships enjoyed by Federal, state, and local jurisdictions involved in the program.
- Go to ResourceThis video discusses how to reduce flood damage to an existing home. It discusses the three techniques of how to elevate a home and consult with a design professional about the flooding, site and building characteristics. The following case studies are used; relocation, elevation, berms/ floodwalls, sealants/ closures, basements and partial protection.
- Go to ResourceThis video discusses safe and cost effective way to build in riverine areas. It reviews the importance of knowing your base flood elevation, flood velocity, duration of the flooding, the potential for debris, the warning time, soil conditions, erosion and the general topography of the area you plan to build in.
- Go to ResourceThis video disscusses safe and cost effective way to build coastal homes. It reviews the importance of knowing your location, elevating your home, opening the lower area, and using proper connections.
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This document explains the declaration process and provides an overview of the assistance available.
- Go to ResourceIn accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act and its implementing regulations, FEMA has prepared an Environmental Assessment to evaluate the potential environmental impacts of a proposed temporary housing site for disaster victims displaced by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. The proposed 5-acre site would hold approximately 100 travel trailers and is located between Ames Boulevard (east) and Caddy Drive (west), just south of Bayou Estates Avenue in the Town of Marrero, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana.
Riverside Mobile Estates Emergency Group Housing Site in St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana (November 2005)Go to ResourceIn accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act and its implementing regulations, FEMA has prepared an Environmental Assessment for a proposed mobile home site to house disaster victims displaced by major home damage caused by Hurricanes and Rita. The proposed action includes developing an approximately 6-acre site for approximately 40 mobile home units to be located adjacent and northeast of the Railroad Avenue and 19th Street intersection in Reserve, St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana.
- Go to ResourceTo provide emergency temporary housing for residents displaced by Hurricane Katrina, construction of a travel trailer park for approximately 600 trailers on a site located south of the Groom Road and Hovey Avenue intersection in Baker, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, is proposed. An Environmental Assessment and FONSI were prepared to consider the environmental impacts of the project, as required by the National Environmental Policy Act and its implementing regulations.
- Go to ResourceThe City of Portland Bureau of Water Works, Multnomah County, Oregon, applied to FEMA for funding to upgrade a portion of the Portland water supply system to mitigate against landslide, scour, tree fall, flooding, earthquakes, and other natural and manmade hazards. Because the National Environmental Policy Act and its implementing regulations require FEMA to consider the potential environmental impacts of the proposed project, this draft Environmental Assessment was prepared.
- Go to ResourceThe Best Practices and Case Studies Portfolio includes numerous examples of mitigation best practices. The porfolio inspires others to take measures in their own communities, businesses, and homes. This promotional business card, ideal for use as a conference hand out, introduces the Best Practices and Case Studies Portfolio and invites potential users to submit their own best practice or search existing ones.
- Go to ResourceFEMA's Library provides users a searchable, online repository of FEMA resources that may be downloaded or ordered from FEMA or other source. This promotional business card, ideal for handing out at conferences, briefly describes the Library and provides its web address.
- Go to ResourceResponsibility for flood loss reduction is shared by all units of government— local, state and federal—and the private sector. Fulfilling thisresponsibility depends on having the knowledge and skills to plan and implement needed floodplain management measures. The fundamental floodplain management program that most others are built on is the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
Supplemental Environmental Assessment, Cambria Flood Mitigation, San Luis Obispo County, California (November 2006)Go to ResourceFEMA is proposing to fund a flood mitigation project in San Luis Obispo County, California, through its Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP). FEMA has prepared the Final Programmatic Environmental Assessment for Typical Recurring Actions Resulting from Flood, Earthquake, Fire, Rain, and Wind Disasters in California (PEA), which assesses common impacts of the action alternatives that are under consideration at the proposed project site. While the PEA adequately assesses impacts from the action alternatives for some resource areas, other resources are not fully assessed in the PEA. Therefore, for this specific HMGP project to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act, FEMA has prepared this Supplemental Environmental Assessment to fully evaluate the impacts of the proposed project. The proposed flood mitigation project consists of the construction and operation of a detention basin, a gravity storm drain system, and a pump station.
- Go to ResourceProvides and overview of the FY07 FMA program to Applicants and Sub-applicants.