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  • The National Dam Safety Program: 25 Years of Excellence

    FEMA has provided leadership of the National Dam Safety Program for over 25 years. This brochure provides the general public with an overview of FEMA’s role as lead agency and the responsibilities of the federal agencies that own, regulate, operate, and maintain dams. The brochure also describes the benefits of dams, including irrigation, electric power generation, flood control, and water storage.
  • FEMA NFHL: View Custom Combinations of FEMA Flood Hazard Information Using Google Earth™

    The FEMA NFHL utility allows you to use Google Earth (TM) to view custom combinations of flood hazard information from FEMA’s National Flood Hazard Layer (NFHL). View one, several, or all of the layers available in the application. The NFHL layers include flood hazard zones, floodways, Coastal Barrier Resources System and Otherwise Protected Area units, community boundaries and names, Base Flood Elevations, cross sections and coastal transects and their labels, hydraulic and flood control structures, and Flood Insurance Rate Map and Letter of Map Revision boundaries and numbers. Additional reference layers include the status of NFHL data availability, point locations for Letters of Map Amendment and Letters of Map Revision Based on Fill, Q3 base flood, and subbasin hydrologic units. To use the application, you must have Google Earth installed on your computer, a high-speed Internet connection, and the FEMA NFHL kmz file. The kmz file is available through FEMA's Map Service Center at http://msc.fema.gov.

  • Tornado Damage Investigation - Greensburg, Kansas (2007)

    On the evening of May 4, 2007, “supercell” thunderstorms formed across portions of the Midwestern United States, spawning tornadoes in several States. According to the National Weather Service, an intense supercell developed southwest of Greensburg, KS that evening, resulting in the formation of 12 tornadoes. The purpose of this report is two-fold: to provide a preliminary “ground-truth” of the new Enhanced Fujita (EF) Scale wind speed classification system and to document the damage caused by the tornado. The tornado that struck Greensburg was the first EF5 tornado occurrence since the EF Scale was implemented and thus provided an opportunity to compare the wind speeds derived through use of the EF Scale (observed damage) with wind speeds calculated through material failure analysis. Comparing the newly implemented EF Scale to a material failure analysis provides a data set that helps to build a body of knowledge about the accuracy of the scale.
  • 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
  • Community Rating System Record Keeping Guidance

    This guide covers items that are needed for the verification and cycle verification visits and the annual recertification.
  • Environmental Assessment for Jefferson Davis Electric Cooperative, Cameron Parish, Louisiana (June 2011)

    The purpose and need for the proposed action is to restore the multi-structure facilities and electrical service lost on September 24, 2005 by Hurricane Rita which caused extensive damage in the state of Louisiana and resulted in a presidentially declared major disaster, FEMA-1607-DR-LA. Jefferson Davis Electric Cooperative (JDEC) - Cameron Service Facility is seeking federal grant funds to replace the critical infrastructure function and services to seven thousand (7,000) members/citizens who live and work in Allen, Calcasieu, Cameron and Jefferson Davis parishes of Louisiana. This Environmental Assessment (EA) has been prepared in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA); the President’s Council on Environmental Quality regulations implementing NEPA (40 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] 1500- 1508); and FEMA’s regulations implementing NEPA (44 CFR 10.9).
  • Environmental Assessment for St. Bernard II Multi-Family Housing Project, City of Metairie, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana (August 2011)

    The proposed action to construct the St. Bernard II Multi-family Housing Project, an 82-living units, 54,687-square foot federally subsidized apartment building located at 2300 Archbishop Hannan Boulevard in Mereaux, St. Bernard Township, for low income and disabled residents, to be located at the Metairie Manor affordable housing project on a currently vacant lot at the corner of Transcontinental Drive and York Street in Metarie, Jefferson Parish. The St. Bernard II facility sustained significant damage from Hurricane Katrina including flooding and other storm damage. Christopher Homes, Inc. has elected to relocate this facility to Jefferson Parish to the existing Metairie Manor facility. In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and FEMA’s regulations for implementing NEPA at 44 CFR Part 10, an Environmental Assessment has been prepared to evaluate the potential impacts of the proposed project on the environment.
  • Doppler Weather Radar System Tower, Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana (January 2012)

    This Environmental Assessment (EA) has been prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, the President’s Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) regulations to implement NEPA (40 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] Parts 1500-1508), and FEMA’s regulations implementing NEPA (44 CFR Part 10). FEMA is required to consider potential environmental impacts before funding or approving actions and projects. The purpose of this EA is to analyze the potential environmental impacts associated with the proposed project. FEMA will use the findings in this EA to determine whether to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) or issue a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI).
  • 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.
  • Obligating Document for Awards/Amendments

    This is a Standard Form that grantees must complete to report obligation of Federal funding.

  • 509 (Draft) Search and Rescue Branch Director Comment Form

    Form used to submit comments on the draft Search and Rescue Branch Director job description.

  • katrina_la_pl_sil

    Katrina Louisiana Shapefiles created for the post-Hurricane Katrina surge inundation and Advisory Base Flood Elevation (ABFE) mapping. katrina_la_pl_sil
  • 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.

  • NFIP ESA Model Ordinance

    NFIP ESA Model Ordinance
  • Background Reports: Metallurgy, Fracture Mechanics, Welding, Moment Connections and Frame Systems Behavior

    In response to structural concerns raised in the aftermath of the Northridge Earthquake of 1994, FEMA entered into a cooperative agreement with the SAC Joint Venture to perform a problem-focused study of the seismic performance of welded steel moment connections and to develop interim recommendations for professional practice. The design of moment frames for seismic loading relies upon the steel beams to form plastic hinges which dissipates the earthquake energy. The ductility and strength of the steel beam and the connection of the beam to the column govern the ability of the framing system to absorb the earthquake's energy. This report discusses the roll of the steel making practice upon the ductility and strength of the beam and the changes that are occurring in the production of hot rolled steel sections.
  • Hurricane Fact Sheet for Kids in Vietnamese

    Fact sheet for youth about what to do before, during, and after a hurricane.

  • Available Flood Hazard Information Table for the State of Louisiana, as of August 15, 2016

    This table includes the sources andlocations of the flood hazard information available for Louisiana as of August 15, 2016, sorted by county and community.

  • The Voice Region 6 Mitigation Quarterly Newsletter

    The Voice is a Region 6 Mitigation quarterly newsletter.  Please take some time to read the newsletter to find out more about the latest news in FEMA Region 6 Mitigation.

  • Map Change Notice for Lenders

    NFIP resources including – NFIP-branded notice and customizable notice -- to help lenders communicate to clients about changing flood risk and the importance of retaining flood insurance coverage in the context of a pending map change. For the customizable materials, please do not edit the materials. You can include your company’s logo in the space indicated in the document.

  • 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.