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FEMA Flood Risk Communication Toolkit for Community Officials

The Flood Risk Communication Toolkit was developed to help community officials begin and maintain an open channel for communication. The Toolkit includes templates and guides for designing a communication plan, effective public meetings, and a social media strategy for addressing flood risk. It is supported by story maps and videos that visually communicate the objectives of updating flood risk data and maps.

A Guide to Supporting Engagement and Resiliency in Rural Communities

The insight and guidance found within the Guide to Supporting Engagement and Resiliency in Rural Communities takes into account community- and culture-based considerations, including, but not limited to: accessibility to high-speed internet, driving distance and accessibility to commonly used community meeting spaces, importance of established trust, accessibility of resources, and the value of community champions.

FEMA Flood Risk Communication Toolkit For Community Officials Message Guide

The Message Guide is an easy-to-use resource that provides language you can use to shape conversations and written materials that will help the people in your community better understand why flood risks matter, the impacts flooding can have, and the steps to take to reduce the risk — both as individuals and as a whole community.

FEMA Flood Risk Communication Toolkit for Community Officials

Introduces the Toolkit’s components and provides tips for discussing complex risk topics in a meaningful way.

Flood Risk Communication Video Guide

This guide includes links to the videos and suggestions on how and when to use them to communicate on a variety of topics such as changing flood risk, coastal flood risk, the process of updating flood risk data and maps, community support, and mitigation.

FEMA Flood Risk Communication Toolkit for Community Officials -- Designing Effective Public Meetings

The components of the Flood Risk Communication Toolkit were developed to help community officials begin and maintain an open channel for communication. The Toolkit includes templates and guides for designing a communication plan, effective public meetings, and a social media strategy for addressing flood risk. It is supported by story maps and videos that visually communicate the objectives of updating flood risk data and maps. This document contains tools to help community officials plan and design more effective public meetings.

FEMA Flood Risk Communication Toolkit for Community Officials -- Social Media Guide

The components of the Flood Risk Communication Toolkit were developed to help community officials begin and maintain an open channel for communication. The Toolkit includes templates and guides for designing a communication plan, effective public meetings, and a social media strategy for addressing flood risk. It is supported by story maps and videos that visually communicate the objectives of updating flood risk data and maps. This document contains tools to help communities communicate more effectively using social media.

FEMA Flood Risk Communication Toolkit for Community Officials -- Communication Plan Guide

The components of the Flood Risk Communication Toolkit were developed to help community officials begin and maintain an open channel for communication. The Toolkit includes templates and guides for designing a communication plan, effective public meetings, and a social media strategy for addressing flood risk. It is supported by story maps and videos that visually communicate the objectives of updating flood risk data and maps. This document contains tools to help community officials design and prepare a communication plan.

FEMA Flood Risk Communication Toolkit for Community Officials – Appendix

The Flood Risk Communication Toolkit was developed to help community officials begin and maintain an open channel for communication. The Toolkit includes guides for designing a communication plan, effective public meetings, and a social media strategy for addressing flood risk. It is supported by story maps and videos that visually communicate the objectives of updating flood risk data and maps, and this Appendix. This document includes a collection of community engagement examples, organized by category.

Last updated January 15, 2021