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1 Cooperating Technical State (CTS) Statewide Mapping… North Carolina’s Pioneering Effort John Dorman, Program Director, NC CTS Flood Mapping Program Tim McCormick, P.E., FIP Program Manager, Dewberry & Davis LLC

2 Background

3 NOTE - Six storms (Bertha, Fran, Bonnie, Dennis, Floyd & Irene) have impacted or made land fall on the North Carolina coast in the last five years HURRRICANE DENNIS Aug 30 - Sept 4 HURRRICAN FLOYD Sept HURRRICANE IRENE Oct

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5 Why North Carolina Undertook This Project l State’s vulnerability to hurricanes and flooding 4 14 federally declared disasters since Hurricane Floyd damages = $3.5 billion 4 4,117 uninsured/under-insured homes destroyed as result of Hurricane Floyd

6 Why North Carolina Undertook This Project (Continued) l Hurricane Floyd revealed flood hazard data and map limitations l Age of State’s FIRMs 4 55% at least 10 years old 4 75% at least 5 years old l FEMA’s mapping budget is finite 4 State receives only one updated flood study per county per year l Many counties and communities lack resources to take on this responsibility l Accurate, up-to-date flood hazard data information crucial to protect lives and property

7 State Strategies and Implementation

8 North Carolina’s Strategies l Establishment of Unprecedented Statewide floodplain mapping program l Designated Cooperating Technical State by FEMA l Partnership with (FEMA) and 16 other Federal Agencies l Develop program to collect accurate elevation data and develop flood data to produce FIRMs

9 Program Deliverables l High-resolution topographic data and accurate DEMs l Engineering basin studies l Base map data l Countywide digital FIRMs l State-of-the-art, dynamic IT infrastructure l Real-time flood forecasting and inundation mapping capability

10 Other Program Deliverables l Findings and analysis of LIDAR capabilities l Recommend standard for LIDAR accuracy l Implementing NSDI approach l Tailoring and implementing new FEMA scoping procedures l Testing telescoped post-preliminary procedures l Implementing new DFIRM standard l Developing Policy & Procedures Manual l Developing Higher Standards Guidebook for community officials

11 Direct Benefits from Program l USGS estimates b/c ratio of 3.5:1 l Current, accurate data for sound siting and design decisions l Use of updated data for floodplain management will reduce long-term flood losses l Updated data will alert at-risk property owners of the need for flood insurance l Faster, cheaper FIRM updates l More equitable flood insurance ratings through NFIP

12 Other Benefits of Program l Digital format allows for more efficient, precise flood risk determinations l Digital format will provide more timely updates for floodplain management l Digital format allows for use with GIS for analysis and planning l Digital Information System allows for online access 24 hours a day l DEMs will be useful for almost any engineering or planning applications

13 Program Approach/ Implementation l Develop Statewide: 4 Basin Plans through scoping process 4 Digital Elevation Models (DEMs) 4 Updated base maps (DOQs or better local base) 4 Updated flood data 4 Countywide DFIRMs u Digital distribution through State’s IT u Hard copy through FEMA’s MSC 4 State/local relationship for data sharing

14 Program Approach/ Implementation (Continued) l Phase I—Eastern 6 Basins initiated this year 4 Preliminary FIRMs for White Oak, Tar-Pamlico, and Lumber by Sept Preliminary FIRMs for Neuse, Cape Fear, and Pasquotank counties by Sept l Phase II—5 Basins initiated in FY Chowan, Roanoke, Yadkin, New, Catawba l Phase III—Final 6 Basins initiated in FY Broad, Watauga, French Broad, Little Tennessee, Savannah, Hiwassee

15 North Carolina River Basins—by Phase Phase I—blue Phase II—gold Phase III—green

16 Program Approach/ Implementation (Continued) l Design, develop, and implement dynamic IT infrastructure to analyze, maintain, archive, and disseminate flood maps and associated data for North Carolina Flood Mapping Program 4 Present and distribute mapping data, associated reports, and other Framework data layers to public via Internet 4 Final system design will be completed by June Operable system will be implemented by September 30, 2001

17 Program Approach/ Implementation (Continued) l Contracting approach for procuring engineering and mapping services 4 Qualifications-based selection 4 Greenhorne & O’Mara Team 4 Watershed Concepts Team l Development of Mapping Activity Statements l Development of process to vet, resolve, and document program issues and establish policies l Established Program website for public 4 ncfloodmaps.com

18 Program Approach l Negotiating product specifications that meet State, FEMA, and client needs l Project management tools, such as: 4 GIS-based Scoping database 4 MS Project model 4 Collaborative Web site l Developing Policy & Procedures Manual l Developing Higher Standards Guidebook for community officials

19 Program Funding l In August 2000, North Carolina General Assembly allocated funding for first six river basins ($23 million) l Additional State funding from Partners ($2.75 million) l FEMA has contributed $6 million, as well as in-kind professional services l North Carolina is also working with other Federal partners to secure additional funding

20 North Carolina CTS Flood Mapping Program NC Center for Geographic Information and Analysis NC Geodetic Survey NC Division of Emergency Management Federal Emergency Management Agency OSBPM John Dorman, Program Director/Chair CTS Committee Program Manager State Floodplain Mapping Contractor Greenhorne & O’Mara, Inc. State Floodplain Mapping Contractor Watershed Concepts, Inc. Project Manager Mapping Coordination Contractor Dewberry & Davis LLC

21 Program Schedule l By end of State FY 2005 = Produce DEMs, updated flood data, and digital FIRMs for remaining 11 river basins l Enter “maintenance” phase in FY for first 3 river basins

22 Agreements/Tasking Process

23 Agreements versus Delivery Orders l Agreements: 4 Negotiated and signed by CTS Partners 4 Include overall MOA, funding agreements, and Mapping Activity Statements l Delivery Orders (DOs): 4 State contracting with private A/E firm(s) 4 DOs are mechanisms to complete work agreed to by CTS Partners under the Mapping Activity Statements

24 Memorandum of Agreement Funding Agreement No. 1 Mapping Activity Statement A MAS B Funding Agreement No. X MAS C MAS D MAS E MAS F MAS Hierarchy of Agreements

25 Memorandum of Agreement l Establishes formal overall partnership between State and Federal and local Partners l State, FEMA, and other Federal Partners will collaborate on flood hazard identification and post flood disaster hazard verification activities l Establishes CTS Committee l Signed by State and all Partners (9/15/00)

26 Funding Agreements l Written under “umbrella” of overall Memorandum of Agreement l Summarizes available funding sources and amounts for specific mapping activities l Ties funding to specific Mapping Activity Statements l Signed by all partners contributing funding to the relevant activities

27 Mapping Activity Statement l State and Partners developing Mapping Activity Statements for specific activities l References overarching Funding Agreement l Signed by State and all Partners contributing products, services, funding, and/or technical support to the activity

28 Mapping Activity Statement (Continued) l Also Specifies: 4 Scope 4 Period of Performance 4 Standards 4 Schedule 4 Products 4 Certification requirements 4 FEMA Technical Assistance and Resources 4 QA/QC Process 4 Subcontractors 4 Reporting 4 Point of Contact

29 Mapping Activity Statements Currently Being Developed AProject Scoping for Six Eastern River Basins* BInformation Management System CDigital Base Map for Six Eastern River Basins* DDigital Elevation Data Development for Six Eastern River Basins* EUpdated Flood Hazard Data and Digital FIRM Production for Six Eastern River Basins* *Future Mapping Activity Statements will be developed for the remaining Basins in the State

30 Mapping Activity Statements Currently Being Developed (Continued) FTechnology and Data Standards GReal-Time Flood Forecasting and Inundation Mapping HInter-Agency Coordination **Will be used to execute separate MASs for specific flooding disasters **Post-Flood Hazard Verification (Template)

31 Project Components l Scoping l Map Production l Community Review

32 Scoping l Research/inventory all available elevation, flood hazard, and digital base map data l Assess existing flood hazard data on effective FIRMs l Determine appropriate technical method for developing up-to-date flood hazard data and establishing priority level

33 Scoping (Continued) l Conduct outreach activities to determine needs for updated FIRMs l Identify data that need to be developed or acquired l Determine proposed scales, paneling scheme, and format for digital FIRM production

34 Map Production l Updated engineering analyses and floodplain mapping l State has contracted with private- sector firm(s) to conduct this work l Work will include: 4 Conducting flood hazard analyses and producing updated digital FIRMs 4 Designing and implementing the IT Infrastructure

35 Community Review l Preliminary countywide digital FIRMs issued to each county and its communities for review and comment l County meetings to present maps and provide opportunity for comment l Statutory 90-day appeal period

36 CTS Committee Overview

37 Purpose and Role of CTS Committee l Strategic planning for program direction and associated activities l Provide input and feedback regarding policies, data, and products l Facilitate multi-level government coordination l Provide technical and programmatic expertise and advice l Review and concur on Mapping Activity Statement Agreements

38 CTS Committee Member Organizations l FEMA l USGS l NASA l USACE l EPA l NOAA l HUD l NOAA l NWS l SBA l EDA l DOT l USDA Federal Agencies:

39 CTS Committee Member Organizations (Continued) l OSBPM l NCDEM l NCGS l CGIA l Land Records Management Div. l DENR l NCDOT l NC Office of Information Technology l Dept. of Insurance State Agencies:

40 CTS Committee Member Organizations (Continued) Other State Organizations: l General Assembly l GICC/Statewide Mapping Advisory Committee l League of Municipalities l Association of County Commissioners l North Carolina State University

41 CTS Committee Member Organizations (Continued) Local Government Agencies: l Greensboro l Asheville l Lenoir County l Wake County l New Hanover County l Charlotte/Mecklenberg County

42 CTS Committee Member Organizations (Continued) Technical Advisors: l NC Floodplain Managers Association l Professional Engineers of NC l NC Society of Surveyors l ASPRS, NC Chapter l URISA, NC Chapter l NC Citizens for Business and Industry l FGDC l Open GIS Consortium

43 Structure of CTS Committee l Chaired by John Dorman, OSBPM l Executive Committee 4 Day-to-day oversight of program 4 Membership includes CGIA, NCGS, NCDEM, and FEMA 4 Will refer items to the overall CTS Committee

44 CTS Committee l Technical Working Groups 4 Higher Standards 4 Real-time Flood Forecasting 4 Post-Flood Verification l Meet on monthly basis in Raleigh

45 Cooperating Technical State (CTS) Statewide Mapping… North Carolina’s Pioneering Effort Q UESTIONS ? ? ? ? ?


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