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Partner Developed Guidance Connects the Use of Nature-Based Solutions with FEMA’s Mitigation Programs

Many potential applicants do not understand how to develop competitive nature-based hazard mitigation project proposals for FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) programs.). Without clear understanding a community may miss out on the opportunity to help reduce its potential for flood disasters.

Pennsylvania Cooperating Technical Partners Program Best Practice

Challenge: After several flood events ravaged the area, including Tropical Storm Lee in 2011, residents of the Borough of Muncy were sensitive to the damages that floodwaters can bring.

Oklahoma CTP Collaboration Success

Challenge: In May and June of 2015, Oklahoma experienced severe flooding in the southeastern two-thirds of the state.

North Central Texas Council of Governments Integrated Stormwater Management Program Water Quantity and Quality through Development, Design, and Construction Strategies

Challenge: The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) is a regional planning agency that assists local governments in planning for common needs, cooperating for mutual benefit, and coordinating for sound regional development.

Kansas Online Map Review

Challenge: The Kansas Department of Agriculture, Division of Water Resources (KDA DWR) set out to improve stakeholder participation in Risk MAP projects and draft map reviews.

Kentucky Approach to Community Engagement and Risk Communication

Challenge: In a region that experiences numerous storms, a community’s mindset is often focused on disaster recovery, rather than mitigation actions that reduce losses.

Increasing Flood Risk Communication for Property Owners with Risk MAP Products

Challenge: In the new era of flood risk assessment, management, and communication, there is an increased need for awareness and action.

Maryland Flood Mapping Website

Challenge: A Maryland state law issued in 1933 required permits for activities that cause physical changes in the course, current, or cross-section of any (riverine) waters of the state.

Regional Floodplain Management in the Carson River Watershed

Challenge: Although floods are not new in the Carson River Watershed, floodplain development is causing flooding in areas that did not previously flood.

Risk MAP Success Story: Blaine County, Idaho: A Reservoir of Effective Communication

This page describes the successes that came about from implementing the Risk MAP process at Blaine County, Idaho.