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FEMA Media Library

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National Incident Management System Training Program (May 2020)

"NIMS training is one piece of a comprehensive incident management program involving a continuous cycle of planning, organizing, equipping, exercising, evaluating, and taking corrective actions.
In 2017, FEMA revised NIMS to incorporate lessons learned, best practices, and changes in national policy, including updates to the National Preparedness System.1 This NIMS Training Program incorporates the revised NIMS content and clarifies recommended training for incident personnel. This training program supersedes all prior versions of NIMS training and the Five-Year NIMS Training Plan."

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Letter of Final Determination May 18, 2021

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Letter of Final Determination - January 15, 2021

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Letter of Final Determination - January 29, 2021

LFD Date: 7/29/2020
FIRM Effective Date: 1/29/2021

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Flood Risk Communication Video Guide

This guide includes links to the videos and suggestions on how and when to use them to communicate on a variety of topics such as changing flood risk, coastal flood risk, the process of updating flood risk data and maps, community support, and mitigation.

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Letter of Final Determination - February 12, 2021

LFD Date: 8/25/2020
FIRM Effective Date: 2/12/2021

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Letter of Final Determination - March 9, 2021

LFD Date: 9/9/2020
FIRM Effective Date: 3/9/2021

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Letter of Final Determination - March 23, 2021

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FEMA Flood Risk Communication Toolkit for Community Officials – Appendix

The Flood Risk Communication Toolkit was developed to help community officials begin and maintain an open channel for communication. The Toolkit includes guides for designing a communication plan, effective public meetings, and a social media strategy for addressing flood risk. It is supported by story maps and videos that visually communicate the objectives of updating flood risk data and maps, and this Appendix. This document includes a collection of community engagement examples, organized by category.

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FEMA Flood Risk Communication Toolkit for Community Officials -- Communication Plan Guide

The components of the Flood Risk Communication Toolkit were developed to help community officials begin and maintain an open channel for communication. The Toolkit includes templates and guides for designing a communication plan, effective public meetings, and a social media strategy for addressing flood risk. It is supported by story maps and videos that visually communicate the objectives of updating flood risk data and maps. This document contains tools to help community officials design and prepare a communication plan.