Out with the Old, in with the Updated. NFIP Technical Bulletins 1 & 5

The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Technical Bulletins provide guidance for complying with the NFIP’s building performance requirements and are designed to help state and local officials interpret the NFIP Regulations. They are also a useful resource and reference for homeowners, insurance agents, building professionals and designers FEMA is updating the NFIP Technical Bulletins to... Continue Reading →

Meet FEMA Floodplain Management Specialist, Serena Cheung

Serena Cheung is a National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) team member of the Mitigation Division’s Floodplain Management and Insurance Branch at FEMA Region IX in Oakland, CA.  As a Floodplain Management Specialist, she works to support communities participating in the NFIP in order to reduce flood risk and future flood damages.  Her territory assignment includes... Continue Reading →

2020 Hawaii Floodplain Management Conference Canceled

Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources (HiDLNR) has been closely monitoring the COVID-19 global pandemic. With the uncertainty of this on-going national state of emergency, HiDLNR has made the difficult decision to cancel our annual Floodplain Management Conference scheduled for the week of August 16th 2020.

FEMA Continues its Reinsurance Program to Manage Flood Risk

Continuing its risk management practice against future catastrophic flood losses, FEMA announced its 2020 traditional reinsurance placement for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Reinsurance is a financial risk management tool used by private insurance companies and public entities to protect themselves from large financial losses. If a qualifying catastrophic flood event occurs, the reinsurance... Continue Reading →

2020 ASFPM Annual Conference Heads to Ft. Worth

Registration opens February 1 @ asfpmconference.org The 44th Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) annual conference will be held June 7-June 11, 2020 at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Texas. Flood-risk professionals from all over the world representing local, state, regional, tribal and federal officials, industry leaders, consultants and a wide variety of subject... Continue Reading →

Congratulations to the Maui County Floodplain Administrator on becoming a Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM)

Congratulations goes out to Diego Sanchez-Gomez, Maui County’s Floodplain Administrator who recently became the newest CFM in Hawaii.  The CFM program recognizes continuing education and professional development that enhance the knowledge and performance of local, state, federal, and private-sector floodplain managers.  The role of CFMs is expanding due to increases in disaster losses, the emphasis... Continue Reading →

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