ESRI Poster Display (43)
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- July 26, 2013
- 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 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 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 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 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 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.
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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 ResourceThis poster illustrates the development and uses for emergency management map symbology. Federal, state, and local agencies worked together to develop the symbology which are designed to provide immediate and general understanding of a situation, supporting a common operating picture in maps and communication. Level of damage, hazard type, and operational status can be communicated with the symbols.
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This Hazus-MH earthquake scenario is based on a 7.5 magnitude earthquake (the maximum for this fault segment identified by the U.S. Geological Survey) affecting the San Bernardino segment of the San Andreas Fault Zone. Based on software-supplied data (level 1), this map shows the Peak Ground Acceleration (PGA) of the fault segments, red being the most acceleration. This map includes the percent of functionality for the Highway Bridges, Fire Stations, Hospitals, and Schools categories on the third day after the event. The earthquake model helps jurisdictions adapt their mitigation planning and facility coordination. This map was prepared for the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians' Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) plan.
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The Hazus-MH earthquake model has been used to carry out National studies of annualized earthquake loss, to develop scenarios for catastrophic planning, to support evaluations of seismic safety of hospitals and other essential facilities, and to support risk assessments and mitigation planning in seismically vulnerable regions of the United States. This poster showcases 2 examples: 1.) Hazus-MH Used in Support of Utah Seismic Safety Legislation. The State of Utah took important steps in reducing the vulnerability of schools to damaging earthquakes, as well as addressing its Unreinforced Masonry (URM) building stock. Hazus-MH played an important role in these initiatives; 2.) Hazus-MH Used to Generate Scenarios for Catastrophic Planning. In support of the New Madrid Seismic region, earthquake scenarios detailed loss estimates that were used in a series of State workshops in the Central United States.
- Go to ResourceEvery year, tornadoes, hurricanes and other extreme windstorms injure and kill people, and cause millions of dollars worth of property damage. Building a safe room, or shelter, inside your home or small business can help provide “near-absolute protection” for you, your family, or employees from injury or death caused by the dangerous forces of extreme winds. A safe room designed and constructed to prescriptive designs found in FEMA publication 320, Taking Shelter From the Storm: Building a Safe Room Inside Your Home or Small Business, Edition 3, July 2008, will meet or exceed the International Code Council (ICC) residential and small community shelter design criteria.
- Go to ResourceThen and Now: Flood Mapping from Paper to Digital Under the NFIP, FEMA and its partners are responsible for providing up-to-date flood hazard data. Maps are needed to support the purchase and rating of flood insurance, enable wise community-based floodplain management, and increase the Nation’s flood hazard awareness. Through Flood Map Modernization, FEMA provides updated maps and data while transforming the paper inventory to a computer-based digital inventory, which includes the Nation’s Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps (DFIRMs).
- Go to ResourceThe Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) developed a loss avoidance methodology to evaluate the effectiveness of the mitigation projects. The methodology is based on the analysis of actual events that have occurred in the project study area since project completion. It determines losses avoided by comparing damage that would likely have been caused by the same storms without the project with damages that actually occurred with the project in place. The methodology was piloted by FEMA Region IX and the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services who noticed a dramatic decrease in damages from severe storms and flooding in 2005 and 2006 when compared with similar flood events from the late 1990s. The study analyzed six projects in the Northern California area that were impacted by the winter and spring storms of 2005 and 2006.
- Go to ResourceRepetitive loss properties comprise approximately one percent of currently insured properties but account for 25 to 30 percent of flood claims. They constitute a significant expense of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), costing about $200 million annually. The Severe Repetitive Loss (SRL) Grant Program’s purpose is to provide funding to reduce or eliminate claims under the NFIP through project activities that will result in the greatest savings to the National Flood Insurance Fund (NFIF). On the maps of FEMA Region IV and FEMA Region VI, the shaded counties represent the count range of SRL properties. Each red dot is a SRL property that has also been obligated funding to be mitigated (as of February 28, 2009).
Sugar House Earthquake Mitigation Return-on-Investment: For Single Family Residences in the Sugar House Community of Salt Lake City, UtahGo to ResourceHAZUS-MH is a Loss Estimation Software developed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and provides a rigorous scientific model to calculate losses due to natural hazards. The Advanced Engineering Building Module (AEBM) was used to perform a Level 3 analysis of the Sugar House parcels and accounts for a building's structural components and reaction to strong ground motion. This information helps legislators discover how research at the university can benefit the community and state, and the public understand the magnitude of losses expected in a major earthquake along the Wasatch fault and implement legislation to promote earthquake mitigation.
- Go to ResourceThis FEMA-sponsored project produced a catalog of loss estimation map products based on an earthquake scenario called ShakeMaps using HAZUS-MH, FEMA's risk analysis software. ShakeMaps provide the ground-shaking intensity in an area to facilitate effective emergency response in the event of a catastrophic earthquake. The addition of preliminary loss estimates will allow emergency personnel to respond more appropriately to the areas of immediate need.
- Go to ResourceEach ZIP file showcases the work presented by FEMA's Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration (FIMA) at the Map Gallery exhibition at the annual ESRI International User Conference since 2006. The conference is one of many dedicated to acknowledging the important and innovative accomplishments of Geographic Information System (GIS) users around the world. All posters show are available electronically through the FEMA Library.
- Go to ResourceThe National Dam Safety Program (NDSP), led by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), is a partnership of states, Federal agencies, and other stakeholders to encourage individual and community responsibility for dam safety. In 2009, more than 1,800 dams were classified as “high hazard dams.” The failure or mis-operation of these dams will likely result in loss of life. According to the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Association of State Dam Safety Officials, the cost to repair deficient dams is $50 billion for all dams, or $16 billion to repair only high hazard dams.
- Go to ResourceIn 1968, Congress created the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) to help provide a means for property owners to financially protect themselves. Since standard homeowners insurance doesn’t cover flooding, it’s important to have protection from the floods associated with hurricanes, tropical storms, heavy rains and other conditions that impact the United States. San Joaquin County, California has been proactive in developing flood contingency and evacuation maps in the event that levees fail and cause flooding that threatens life and property. Partners in this effort include Reclamation Districts, local engineers, cities in San Joaquin county, and San Joaquin County.
- Go to ResourceNearly 20,000 communities across the United States and its territories participate in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) by adopting and enforcing floodplain management ordinances to reduce future flood damage. Managed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the NFIP makes Federally backed flood insurance available to homeowners, renters, and business owners in these participating communities. Using geospatial tax parcel data, flood insurance policies and claims can be more accurately geocoded to individual properties (addresses) to determine the proximity to current and future flood hazards. Enhanced attribute matching on these maps—including address, year built, number of stories, square footage, assessed value of property and land, etc.—will greatly increase the accuracy of risk and loss reports and be used to mitigate risk through floodplain management and building codes.