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The Role of Levees in the National Flood Risk Management Program Pete Rabbon June 19, 2008 Hazards Caucus Alliance.

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1 The Role of Levees in the National Flood Risk Management Program Pete Rabbon June 19, 2008 Hazards Caucus Alliance

2 Flood Risk Management Program Vision: To lead collaborative, comprehensive and sustainable national flood risk management to improve public safety and reduce flood damages to our country. Mission: To integrate and synchronize the ongoing, diverse flood risk management projects, programs and authorities of the US Army Corps of Engineers with counterpart projects, programs and authorities of FEMA, other Federal agencies, state organizations and regional and local agencies.

3 1.Provide current accurate floodplain information to the public and decision makers. 2.Identify and assess flood hazards posed by aging flood damage reduction infrastructure. 3.Improve public awareness and comprehension of flood risk. 4.Integrate flood damage and flood hazard reduction programs across local, state, and Federal agencies. 5.Improve capabilities to collaboratively deliver and sustain flood damage reduction and flood hazard mitigation services to the nation. Strategic Goals Flood Risk Management Program

4 Core Members: USACE, FEMA, ASFPM, NAFSMA Leadership Meet quarterly to discuss integration of programs and policies Current Focus Areas: — Interagency Cooperation/Collaboration — Risk Communication — Levee Inventory and Assessments — Mapping, Certification, and Accreditation — Legislative Impacts Interagency Flood Risk Management Committee

5 Level of Protection Levee Categories Area represents all levees throughout the US. 4 Local & Other NFIP only 3 Local built / Enrolled in RIP 1 Federal O&M 2 USACE built / Local O&M NFIP & CORPS No Prior Nexus with USACE or FEMA USACE Inventory and Assessment Objective: Assess all levees in USACE programs, regardless of level of protection. 100-year FEMA NFIP Objective: Communicate the most current information for flood insurance purposes. CORPS only Universe of Levees USACE Dec07 Not to scale WRDA Authorities Objective: Inventory all levees in nation, lead strategic plan for a National Levee Safety Program New Nexus from WRDA 2007

6 Preparation in case of natural event Natural Event Response After Event Modify Human Activity Human Activity Actions During Event EVENTS SHAPE NATIONAL POLICY Risk management must deal with multiple phenomenon over the long term

7 Executive Direction External Coordination (Intergovernmental Flood Risk Management Committee) Program Integration ENGINEERING OPS PLANNINGPROGRAMS Flood Risk Management Program

8 Initial Risk Zoning Building Codes Outreach Response Plan Levee Risk Reduction Tools (Cumulative) Risk Residual Risk All stakeholders contribute to reducing risk! Insurance FLOOD RISK MANAGEMENT BUYING DOWN RISK

9 Flood Risk Management Program

10 Flood Risk Management Program Questions, Comments, Clarifications?


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