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  • Adjuster Certification Application

    This form is used to collect information from individuals seeking to become certified flood adjusters.

  • Community Assistance Program - Illinois

    Federal FY 2005 Five Year Plan Summary of Floodplain Management for Illinois
  • Cheaper Flood Insurance; 5 Ways to Lower the Cost of Your Flood Insurance Premium

    Just because your home or building is in a floodplain does not mean that you can't reduce your flood insurance premiums. This brochure identifies the most common causes of high flood insurance rates and provides options that could reduce the amount you pay.
  • Ready Business Mentoring Guide - Mentor Edition

    A 12-page guide for mentors to teach the practice of business preparedness to their partners and employees. This guide includes tips on protecting a business' employees, investment, and system of technology for an easy and successful recovery
  • FEMA P-758, Substantial Improvement/Substantial Damage Desk Reference (2010)

    To participate in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), communities must adopt and enforce regulations and codes that apply to new development in Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHAs). Local floodplain management regulations and codes contain minimum NFIP requirements that apply not only to new structures, but also to existing structures which are “substantially improved (SI)” or “substantially damaged (SD).” This Desk Reference provides practical guidance and suggested procedures to implement the NFIP requirements for SI/SD.

  • Earthquake Mitigation for Hospitals

    This PowerPoint presentation is based on FEMA 396, Incremental Seismic Rehabilitation of Hospital Buildings: Providing Protection to People and Buildings. Recognizing that seismic mitigation can be expensive and disruptive, the purpose of this workshop is to introduce you to an innovative approach to seismic mitigation called “incremental seismic rehabilitation.” The approach essentially identifies systematic “opportunities” to conduct mitigation activities. Students are introduced to earthquake hazards in health care settings and learn about methods that can be used to analyze and reduce risks of damage in hospitals and other medical buildings. By implementing sound, cost-effective mitigation measures, health care facilities can reduce or eliminate seismic risks and ensure that, in the event of an earthquake, they can remain in operation to serve their communities.
  • Factsheet Summary: Revision to Figure D.2.8-3, Wave Runup Guidance for Vertical Wall, From Shore Protectional Manual (USACE, 1984)

    The purpose of this procedure memorandum is to redefine and correct an error for a coefficient for relative structure depth used in Figure D.2.8-3 presented in Appendix D of the Guidelines and Specifications for Flood Hazard Mapping Partners, the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico Coastal Guidelines Update, Final Draft, February 2007. This revision corrects Figure D.2.8-3 so that it is consistent with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 1984 Shore Protection Manual figure from which it was derived.

  • NIMS Compliance Metrics Terms of Reference 2007

    The definitions below correspond to the questions associated with the State, Territorial, local and tribal NIMS Compliance Activities: Federal Fiscal Year 2007.
  • Core Capability/ Target Capability Crosswalk

    The following table maps the target capabilities outlined in the former Target Capabilities List (TCL) version 2.0, released in September 2007, to the new core capabilities outlined in the first edition of the National Preparedness Goal.

  • Citizen Corps Council Registration Materials

    The following Citizen Corps Council Registration Materials provide guidance for registering Citizen Corps Councils, Frequently Asked Questions about the process, and tutorials.

  • Citizen Corps Volunteers Make a Difference in the Wake of Hurricane Sandy

    Citizen Corps Volunteers Make a Difference in the Wake of Hurricane Sandy

     

  • Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012

    This document is intended to provide readers with the impact of changes to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), as a result of the Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012, specifically related to the implementation of Section 100205.

  • FY 2013 Intercity Passenger Rail (IPR) Sample Budget Detail Worksheet

    This document provides a template for preparing the applicants budget detail.

  • 2013 FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness Awards Press Release

    2013 FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness Awards Press Release
  • Effective Coordination of Recovery Resources for State, Tribal, Territorial and Local Incidents

    ​This guide highlights the critical tasks and coordination challenges that state, tribal, territorial or local governments address when managing recovery.

  • ABAG Recovery Toolkit for Local Governments

    ​This toolkit provides sampling of some of the long- term disaster recovery work done by Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG), as well as other local, state, federal, and academic partners. It includes conceptual and theoretical discussion as well as practical, usable tools such as model ordinances.

  • Disasterassistance.pdf

    Disaster Assistance

  • Sandy Anniversary Infographic

    Hurricane Sandy third year anniversary numbers for New York and New Jersey.

  • Draft Environmental Assessment Village of Ruidoso Lincoln County, New Mexico October 2015

    Draft Environmental Assessment Village of Ruidoso Lincoln County, New Mexico October 2015

    The United States (US) Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is proposing to support the Village of Ruidoso (Village or Applicant) for a project in Ruidoso, Lincoln County, New Mexico. On July 27, 2008, the remnants of Hurricane Dolly passed through the Ruidoso, New Mexico area. Ruidoso and the surrounding areas received 2.46 inches (in.) of precipitation with some reports of up to 9 in., which resulted in heavy flooding within the Rio Ruidoso basin. Subsequently, a Presidential Disaster Declaration, FEMA‐1783‐DR‐NM, was signed on August 14, 2008 for damage that occurred as a result from severe storms and flooding.

    This Draft EA has been prepared to analyze the potential consequences to the natural and human environment associated with the Proposed Action, the No Action Alternative, and other potential alternatives per the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) (42 United States Code [USC] 55 parts 4321 et seq., 2000), the President’s Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) implementing regulations (40 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] 30 parts 1500 et seq., 2004), and 44 CFR Emergency Management and Assistance Ch. I Part 10.

    The United States (US) Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is proposing to support the Village of Ruidoso (Village or Applicant) for a project in Ruidoso, Lincoln County, New Mexico. On July 27, 2008, the remnants of Hurricane Dolly passed through the Ruidoso, New Mexico area. Ruidoso and the surrounding areas received 2.46 inches (in.) of precipitation with some reports of up to 9 in., which resulted in heavy flooding within the Rio Ruidoso basin. Subsequently, a Presidential Disaster Declaration, FEMA‐1783‐DR‐NM, was signed on August 14, 2008 for damage that occurred as a result from severe storms and flooding.

    This Draft EA has been prepared to analyze the potential consequences to the natural and human environment associated with the Proposed Action, the No Action Alternative, and other potential alternatives per the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) (42 United States Code [USC] 55 parts 4321 et seq., 2000), the President’s Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) implementing regulations (40 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] 30 parts 1500 et seq., 2004), and 44 CFR Emergency Management and Assistance Ch. I Part 10.

  • FEMA Mitigation Dam Task Force Strategic White Paper on Dam Risk

    From October 1-5, 2015, heavy rainfall over parts of South Carolina resulted in the failure of 31 state regulated dams, one federal dam, two sections of the levee adjacent to the Columbia Canal, and many unregulated dams. A Dam Task Force was deployed by FEMA Mitigation in support of recovery efforts. The group was tasked to assess the dams and provide their expertise and insights to the State of South Carolina, FEMA HQ, FEMA Region IV, and Joint Field Office (JFO) leadership.

    JFO operations during a disaster rarely involve strategic and widespread issues regarding dams. As such, there are many dam-related lessons that can be learned from this disaster. There is an opportunity to document these failures and provide recommendations to inform and enhance recovery efforts in South Carolina and dam risk management activities in other states.

    This report is limited in scope and provides the context by which risks related to dams and dam failure are managed in South Carolina, with some implications nationwide.