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Phase 1 Summary Report: Storm Meteorology Text File

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Phase 1 Summary Report: Storm Meteorology

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Phase 1 Summary Report: Contents of Appendix Text File

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Phase 1 Summary Report: Contents of Appendix

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Phase 1 Summary Report Fly Sheet Text file

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Phase 1 Summary Report Fly Sheet

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Modernizing FEMA's Flood Hazard Mapping Program: Recommendations for Using Future-Conditions Hydrology for the National Flood Insurance Program Text File

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Modernizing FEMA's Flood Hazard Mapping Program: Recommendations for Using Future-Conditions Hydrology for the National Flood Insurance Program

A complete summary of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) evaluation of future-conditions hydrology is documented in this report. FEMA's decision to evaluate and implement the use of future-conditions hydrology is directly aligned with meeting two of the key objectives of the FEMA Map Modernization effort: to integrate communities, regional agencies, and States more fully into the mapping process and to reduce the potential for loss of life and property. The use of future-conditions hydrology should promote the implementation of better, more proactive mitigation measures; and is a clear indication of our desire to be flexible with, and supportive of, those progressive communities that implement stricter land-use regulations.

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Future-Conditions Hydrology Final Rule Text File

The Final Rule for Future-Conditions Hydrology revises Parts 59 and 64 of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) regulations to include definitions for future-conditions hydrology and for the floodplains that may be shown on Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), for informational purposes at the request of a community, to reflect future-conditions hydrology; and to establish the zone symbol to be used to identify future-conditions flood hazard areas on the FIRMs. A complete summary of our evaluation of future-conditions hydrology is documented in the final version of a report entitled "Modernizing FEMA's Flood Hazard Mapping Program: Recommendations for Using Future-Conditions Hydrology for the National Flood Insurance Program.

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Future-Conditions Hydrology Final Rule