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  • Technical Bulletin 2, Flood Damage-Resistant Materials Requirements (2008)

    Provides guidance on the NFIP regulations concerning the required use of flood-damage resistant construction materials for building components located below the Base Flood Elevation in Special Flood Hazard Areas (both A and V zones).
  • Dam Owner's Guide to Plant Impact on Earthen Dams

    The dam owner is the first line of defense in the appropriate maintenance and safe operation of dams. This brochure describes the dangers presented by problem vegetation on earthen embankment dams and discusses how to identify problem vegetation. A quick quiz is included for dam owners to determine whether their dam may be at risk for problems related to inappropriate vegetation.
  • Model Manufactured Home Installation Standard (2006)

    Covers the installation of manufactured (mobile) homes and minimum construction standards for manufactured home sites. Included are requirements for utilities, setup, and accessory buildings and structures.
  • Subdivision Design in Flood Hazard Areas

    Economic, political, and market pressures make some development on floodplains inevitable. But appropriate subdivision designs can minimize risks of flood damage, or eliminate them entirely. This report explores the full range of planning techniques to minimize possible problems in a flood-hazard area. Cluster development, coast-to-road lots, and elevated buildings are all suggested as techniques that will minimize flood damage. Detailed diagrams illustrate the natural functions of a floodplain and describe the tools used to preserve these functions and protect properties from flooding. Photographs show planners both good and bad planning techniques. Includes appendices with selected ordinances and policies.
  • NFIP Adjuster Claims Manual

    This manual outlines the necessary qualifications and expectations of a NFIP claims adjuster for the Write Your Own (WYO) Program.

    Read the most current NFIP Claims Manual

  • Hurricane Liaison Team (HLT)

    This brochure outlines the roles and responsibilities of the Hurricane Liaison Team (HLT).
  • Hurricane: Prepare to Survive - Hurricane Survival Checklist

    Regardless of when they form and the geographic location they hit, hurricanes leave a path of destruction for everyone to repair. In situations like these, the only thing we can do is make sure we prepare for the hurricane before it arrives. Use this checklist as a guide to aid you and your family in preparing for upcoming hurricanes.
  • Incorporating Information from Comprehensive Hurricane Evacuation and Property Loss Studies into Community Emergency Plans and Programs

    This document combines lessons learned from the design and implementation of hurricane response plans from across many regions. The document outlines procedures that have worked as designed and others that have not been as successful in preventing losses to life and property.
  • National Response Team: Regional Response Team Fact Sheet

    With 16 Federal agency members, the National Response Team (NRT) is the primary national contingency planning, policy, and coordination organization for oil and hazardous substances response. Rather than directly participating in a response the NRT manages a National Response System (NRS), which facilitates our ability nationally to respond effectively and efficiently to oil discharges; releases of hazardous substances, pollutants and contaminants; and to a lesser extent, radiological substances, Whether accidental or deliberate. The NRS provides a framework for coordination among Federal, State and local responders and responsible parties to respond effictively to the kinds of discharges and releases just described and includes four levels of contingency planning that guide response efforts.
  • Reducing Flood Losses through the International Codes (2003 I-Codes) (2005)

    This guide is intended to help community officials decide how to integrate the 2003 edition of the International Codes (I-Codes) into their current floodplain development and regulatory processes in order to meet the requirements to participate in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Careful attention is required to ensure that all requirements of the NFIP are addressed by communities through both building codes and other ordinances or regulations. Adoption of one or more of the I-Codes, by themselves, does not necessarily meet those requirements. This guide is not intended as an endorsement of any specific approach for achieving effective management of flood hazards, nor does it explain the NFIP requirements and how to administer them. This publication is available in hardcopy for a modest fee (www.iccsafe.org).
  • Surviving the Storm for Floods

    This report presents a historical overview of the need for and development of a national flood hazard reduction program and a standard for implementing that program. The findings of the review of the 100-year base flood standard and E.O. 11988, are presented along with FEMA's conclusions and recommendations based upon that review.
  • Surviving the Storm: A Guide to Hurricane Preparedness

    This newsletter contains some helpful information on how to better prepare and protect your family and property from the ravages of a hurricane.

  • NFIP Flood Insurance Floodproofing Certificate for Non-Residential Structures

    The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Floodproofing Certificate (FEMA form 086-0-34) is the form to be used to certify a floodproofing design for non-residential buildings that are permitted as an alternative to elevating to or above the Base Flood Elevation (BFE).

  • Community Relations Field Report

    This form enables community relations staff to communicate short-term disaster recovery goals to FEMA staff.
  • Community Relations Area Manager Report

    This form enables community relations staff to communicate with FEMA officials. The form is for managers of a disaster area to report broad-ranging problems or concerns.
  • Community Relations - Information Referral Form

    This form enables community relations staff to communicate with FEMA officers to resolve problems stemming from Federally declared disasters, or in disaster areas.
  • Community Relations Sector Manager's Report

    This form enables community relations staff to communicate with FEMA officials. The form is for managers of a larger portion of the disaster area to report broad-ranging problems or concerns.
  • Community Relations Mid-Action Report

    This form enables community relations staff to communicate with FEMA officers to report concerns or problems with a disaster relief effort and to offer solutions to those issues.
  • Community Relations After-Action Report

    This form enables community relations staff to communicate with FEMA officers to discuss lessons learned from a disaster site or action and to offer recommendations for future disasters.
  • Community Relations Functional Plan

    This form enables community relations staff to communicate with FEMA officers to establish a local disaster response plan and response team.