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2 Local hazard mitigation plans Disaster recovery plans Flood preparedness activities/public education Mitigation projects (construction) Post-disaster recovery and mitigation efforts Others?

3 We have a significant number of planning efforts out there, in different forums, run by different agencies and different people for different purposes. In the past it s been difficult to find opportunities to successfully bring the efforts together.

4 If you re in a community that participates in the CRS program, you could be getting some points for your pre-disaster (DMA2000) mitigation plan. Maximum points available for Floodplain Management Planning activity 510: 382 Average points from FPM/PDM plans: 158 For some communities that s been enough to get to the next CRS class Also provides opportunity to identify other flood protection projects

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6 Cities Counties Special districts (municipal, fire, school, water) State and federal partners Rural electric associations NGOs Academia Others

7 FEMA has a suite of grant programs for communities with approved local hazard mitigation plans: Pre-Disaster: Flood Mitigation Assistance Program Pre-Disaster Mitigation Program (maybe) Post Disaster Hazard Mitigation Grant Program

8 Property acquisitions, elevations and relocations Minor localized flood reduction projects (i.e. culverts, detention ponds) Structural and non-structural building retrofit Infrastructure retrofit (utility systems, roads, bridges) Soil stabilization

9 How do you see floodplain managers fitting into the long-term recovery process? Do you see a role beyond flood events?

10 Damage assessment Subject matter expertize on flood impacts Temporary and emergency floodplain permits Advise on emergency ordinances

11 Environmental restoration Post-disaster mitigation Flood insurance promotion, public education Support review of code/zoning and code enforcement activities Post-wildfire flood activities (early warning, rehabilitation, public education, modeling/mapping)

12 Definitions Substantial Improvement any remodel, rehabilitation, addition or other improvement to a structure where the cost of the improvement project is equal or greater than 50% of the market value of the building Substantial Damage damage of any origin sustained by a structure where the cost to repair is equal or greater than

13 Project Cost Licensed general contractor, Professional construction estimator Community office Building Market Value Independent appraisal by a professional appraiser. Detailed estimates of the structure s actual cash value Property appraisals used for tax assessment purposes The value of buildings taken from NFIP claims data Estimates based on sound professional judgment made by the staff of the local building department or tax assessor s office.

14 The damage can be from any cause flood, fire, earthquake, wind, rain, or other natural or humaninduced hazard. The substantial damage rule applies to all buildings in a flood hazard area, regardless of whether the building was covered by flood insurance. The cost to repair the structure must be calculated for full repair to the building s before damage condition, even if the owner elects to do less. It must also include the cost of any improvements that the owner has opted to include during the repair project.

15 For substantial damage, the ENTIRE structure must be brought into compliance. Increased cost of compliance (ICC) Coverage may be used to help pay for repairs only if damage caused by flood

16 If a project is a substantial improvement, the EXISTING structure must be brought into compliance. Exception: For additions, the EXISTING structure may be excluded if the following criteria are met: Significant improvements not made to existing structure Common wall is NOT demolished (doorway may be knocked through)

17 Pre-FIRM Building, Substantial Improvement

18 FEMA Public Assistance Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Natural Resources Conservation Service Emergency Watershed Protection Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery

19 If you do not know your emergency manager get to know him/her Opportunities for collaboration Local hazard mitigation/floodplain management planning Mitigation projects Awareness/preparedness activities Disaster recovery Floodplain managers bring significant capability to the emergency management table. If you aren t already, get involved!

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