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  • Flood Insurance 101

    The National Flood Insurance Program helps to reduce flood losses by providing affordable flood insurance to property owners.
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Getting the Most from HAZUS-MH

    HAZUS-MH Training and Education Handout. HAZUS-MH’s Education Program guides you through the process of harnessing the power of HAZUS-MH to produce a quantified and geospatial view of the potential risks facing your community. This handout highlights and explains various options for expanding your knowledge of HAZUS-MH. Details are given on how you can become a HAZUS expert with the new HAZUS Trained Professional or HAZUS Practitioner track curriculum from the Emergency Management Institute.
  • The University of Maryland CTP Success Story

    The University of Maryland has worked closely with the Maryland Department of the Environment, a Cooperating Technical Partner, to create hydrologic flood models by using Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) data collected by the university. The university was asked to assess and evaluate how useful the data could be in the creation of the DFIRMs, and assigned students to improve data layers in the field by verifying the presence of structures that were obstructing or limiting the data, and to obtain other data layers such as State Highway GIS. Benefits of this project included the students’ exposure to both the theory and application of these tools and the opportunity to explore career possibilities.
  • Citizen Corps Program—Recent Changes made to the Authorized Equipment List

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  • 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.
  • Federal Register Vol 58, No 176, p47996, Memorandum of Understanding between Federal Emergency Management Agnecy and Nuclear Regulatory Commission, September 14, 1993

     Appendix A to part 353- Momorandum of understanding Between Federal Emergency Management Agency and Nuclear Regulatory Commission

     The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) have entered into a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Relating To Radiological Emergency Planning and Preparedness. This supersedes a memorandum entered into on November 1, 1980 (published December 16, 1980, 45 FR 82713), revised April 9, 1985 (published April 18, 1985, 50 FR 15485), and published as Appendix A to 44 CFR part 353. The substantive changes in the new MOU are: (1) Self-initiated review by the NRC; (2) Early Site Permit process; (3) adoption of FEMA exercise time-frames; (4) incorporation of FEMA definition of exercise deficiency; (5) NRC commitment to work with licensees in support of State and local governments to correct exercise deficiencies; (6) correlation of FEMA actions on withdrawal of approvals under 44 CFR part 350 and NRC enforcement actions; and (7) disaster-initiated reviews in situations that affect offsite emergency infrastructures. The text of the MOU follows.

    Memorandum of Understanding Between Nrc and Fema Relating to Radiological Emergency Planning and Preparedness  

    I. Background and Purposes

     

  • Environmental Assessment Willapa Hills Trail Project Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission Lewis County, Washington (April 2012)

    FEMA prepared a Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for the proposed project pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 and FEMA’s implementing regulations. The EA evaluates project alternatives and compliance with applicable environmental laws and Executive Orders including 11988 (Floodplain Management), 11990 (Protection of Wetlands), and 12898 (Environmental Justice). The alternatives evaluated include: (1) No Action, and (2) Proposed Action (to provide partial funding to replace the damaged 500-foot section of trail with an approximately 700-foot earthen berm trail along a new alignment within existing State Parks right-of-way). 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).

  • 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.

  • FEMA Building Science Resources to Assist with Reconstruction After a Hurricane (2017)

    FEMA has produced numerous publications detailing best practices for natural hazard mitigation associated with hurricane impacts. This flyer summarizes a few of the readily available publications and resources that can be used by homeowners as well as design and construction professionals during reconstruction following hurricanes. 

    For more information visit http://www.fema.gov/building-science.

  • 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 Manual, Effective October 1, 2013

    The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Flood Insurance Manual is used primarily by insurers and agents selling and servicing Federal flood insurance.
  • September 2013: Implementation of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012

    September 2013 testimony about the implementation of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012.
  • Preparing Makes Sense For People with Disabilities and Special Needs. Get Ready Now. - Tagalog Language

    Ready para sa mga Taong May Kapansanan at mga Espesyal na Pangangailangan. Puno ng kulay, baliktaran na apat na tuping pulyeto na may mga partikular na impormasyon sa mga Amerikanong may kapansanan at ibang natatanging pangangailangan kaugnay ng pagiging handa sa emergency.
  • PDA Report Denial - NC

    Report mandated by Congress on Preliminary Damage Assessment (PDA) information for North Carolina, May 9, 2014, Denial for Severe Storms and Tornadoes.
  • PDA Report Appeal Denial - NY

    Report mandated by Congress on Preliminary Damage Assessment (PDA) information for the State of New York's Denial of Appeal on January 26, 2018, for Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding during the period of June 30 to July 24, 2017.

  • Religious and Cultural Literacy and Competency Resources

    These documents compliment the development of FEMA's efforts to improve religious and cultural literacy and competency in disasters. Some of the materials reference here were developed in partnership with the University of Southern California Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorist Events (CREATE), the University of Southern California Center for Religion and Civic Culture (CRCC) and the National Disaster Interfaith Network, with help and input from emergency managers in several jurisdictions, faith-based leaders, community leaders, and subject-matter experts in religious literacy and cultural competency. In addition, FEMA personnel assisted the development of the course by providing their relevant expertise responding to disasters. For more information visit www.fema.gov/faith-resources

  • 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.

  • 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.