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  • FY 2006 Flood Mitigation Assistance Program Guidance

    Provides guidance for implementing the FY06 FMA program.

  • HEC-RAS Version Update

    This memorandum addresses the decision-making process that flood mapping partners are to apply to flood map revision requests involving the use of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers HEC-RAS computer program.
  • Coastal Tutorial Featuring CHAMP

    The Coastal Hazard Analysis Modeling Program (CHAMP) is a software program designed to enable the user to perform storm-induced erosion treatments, wave height analyses, and wave runup analyses associated with coastal flood hazard assessments. The tutorial will demonstrate the many functions of the program including entering, visualizing, tabulating and charting data, and performing coastal engineering analyses within a user-friendly environment.
  • NFIP Actuarial Rate Review

    An annual review of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) underwriting experience, with accompanying Program revisions, is an integral part of maintaining the Program’s goal of a fiscally sound rating and coverage structure. The purpose of this document is to share the results of the latest actuarial review of the rating structure in the context of the history and goals of the Program.
  • Adjuster Certification Application

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

  • FY 2008 Pre-Disaster Mitigation Program Guidance

    Fiscal Year (FY) 2008 Pre-Disaster Mitigation Program Guidance – The Pre-Disaster Mitigation Program Guidance (PDM) grant program assist States and communities to reach a higher level of risk management and risk reduction through hazard mitigation planning and the implementation of mitigation projects and activities prior to a disaster event.

  • Environmental Assessment for Fire Station, LaBelle-Fannett Volunteer Fire Department, LaBelle, Texas

    LaBelle-Fannett’s VFD provides fire and rescue emergency response services to a population of approximately 7,000 people in an area encompassing approximately 230 square miles in central Jefferson County. As a direct result of flooding from Hurricane Ike, the LaBelle-Fannett’s VFD station was severely damaged beyond repair. The purpose of the proposed action is to relocate and construct a new fire station so that the LaBelle-Fannett VFD can return to its pre-disaster function and continue to provide effective emergency response services. The previous fire station was located in the 100 year floodplain. The proposed new location would be located in an area outside of the base floodplain, have greater access to major streets and highways, and would allow the VFD to use the station for an emergency shelter during the next flooding event.
  • Architectural Concept for Next Generation DMIS Tools and OPEN Web Services - Recording

    01/07/09 Architectural Concept for Next Generation DMIS Tools and OPEN Web Services - Recording
  • EHP Policy on Documentation of NEPA Categorical Exclusions

    The amount of environmental analysis and documentation required for FEMA actions that are categorically excluded under NEPA may be reduced according to the terms of this policy. The oversight responsibility of CATEX determination and appropriate level of CATEX documentation ultimately rests with the REO. For Level 3 CATEX actions requiring full documentation FEMA must conclude the NEPA review and documentation prior to the initiation of the action. CATEX determination does not obviate the need to comply with other Federal statutes such as the Endangered Species Act, Clean Water Act, National Historic Preservation Act, as well as Excecutive Orders on Floodplains, Wetlands, and Environmetnal Justice.
  • 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.

  • Supplemental Environmental Assessment Coal Creek Flood Mitigation, Larimer County, Colorado (January 2011)

    In June of 2009, FEMA prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) and a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) was issued July 6, 2009 for the Coal Creek Flood Mitigation Project. This supplemental EA is to document and transmit revisions made to the final design of that Project. The design phase is nearly complete, and construction is scheduled take place during 2011.
  • What You Need to Know About the Strategic Alignment Board (SAB)

    The Strategic Alignment Board (SAB) was created to ensure that FEMA has the infrastructure in place to enable the Mitigation and Insurance Strategic Plan to be effectively integrated into our organization.
  • 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.

  • Volunteer and Donations Management Support Annex


    The Volunteer and Donations Management Support Annex describes the coordination processes used to support the state in ensuring the most efficient and effective use of unaffiliated volunteers, unaffiliated organizations, and unsolicited donated goods to support all Emergency Support Functions (ESFs) for incidents requiring a Federal response, including offers of unaffiliated volunteer services and unsolicited donations to the Federal Government.

  • NIMS Alert 02-14: FEMA Releases Mass Care Resource Tying Definitions

    NIMS Alert to announce the release of five mass care resource typing definitions.

  • February 2015 - Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program eBlasts

    Eblasts sent out February 2015

  • National Emergency Child Locator Fact Sheet

    The National Emergency Child Locator Center (NECLC) was established in collaboration with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) to support state, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) governments and law enforcement agencies in tracking and locating children who have become separated from their parents or guardians as a result of a Presidentially-declared disaster.

  • FEMA 213, Answers to Questions About Substantially Improved/Substantially Damaged Buildings (2018)

    The questions and answers in the 2018 update to FEMA 213 provide guidance for many concerns regarding Substantial Improvement (SI) and Substantial Damage (SD) of buildings in Special Flood Hazard Areas. The publication answers questions about pertinent definitions and regulations and some general questions about SI/SD and determining when buildings are Substantially Improved or have incurred Substantial Damage. Revised FEMA 213 also addresses common questions that arise about SI/SD in the post-disaster period.  Each question refers readers to specific sections and more complete guidance in FEMA P-758, Substantial Improvement/Substantial Damage Desk Reference.

  • Disasterassistance.pdf

    Disaster Assistance

  • 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.