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Resilience Meeting: [Watershed Name] [LOCATION] [DATE]
2 Risk MAP Project Status Where have we been? Completed a mapping update project to update: Study area A Study area B Study area C Digital conversion County-wide map format Released the preliminary map and accepted comments Working locally to adopt ordinances Finalized the FIRM and FIS and anticipate effective release Regional user/STARR – this slide is set up for a conversion project, modify for Risk MAP projects or as needed based on meeting timing
3 Meeting Objectives To help you better understand: Your flood risk, as individual communities and as a watershed Strategies you can use to reduce your risk Resources available to help you implement those strategies The importance of communicating flood risk to your constituents
4 Best Practice: [Community A’s Issue] The process: The solution: The problem: Insert Photo if Available
5 Best Practice: [Community B’s Issue] The process: The solution: The problem: Insert Photo if Available
6 Best Practice: [State/FEMA-promoted Issue] The process: The solution: The problem: Insert Photo if Available
7 Strategies to Reduce Flood Risk Prevention Affects future development Includes ordinances and building codes Property protection Affects existing development Includes elevation and acquisition Public education and awareness Informs people about risk Includes outreach activities Natural resource protection Protects water quality Protects Habitats Restores resources Emergency services protection Protects critical facilities Structural projects Involves construction Includes berms Includes altering stream routes There are many strategies you can take to reduce your flood risk
8 Resources to Help You Reduce Your Flood Risk FEMA grants HUD and other Federal Agency grants Resources from the NFIP, CRS, and floodplain management Online resources Technical assistance by other Federal agencies and professional associations
9 Local Mitigation Plans County Hazard Plan TITLE Includes list communities FEMA approved DATE Expiration DATE Summary Community-Specific Hazard Plan TITLE FEMA approved DATE Expiration DATE Summary How to participate in plan development
10 Grant Program Information Refer to Handout: Funding Resources for Mitigation Activities Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grant Program (PDM) Flood Mitigation Assistance Grant Program (FMA) Repetitive Flood Claims Grant Program (RFC) Severe Repetitive Loss Grant Program (SRL) Disaster Resilience for Rural Communities Grants Natural Resources Conservation Service Emergency Watershed Protection Support Services Business Physical Disaster Loans Economic Injury Disaster Loans Disaster Recovery Enhancement Fund (not all States qualify) Planning Assistance to States (PAS) Program Flood Plain Management Services (FPMS)
11 Mitigation Assessment and Planning Small Group Discussion Goals Learn how to document areas of mitigation interest/strategies Discuss strategies for reducing risk
12 Communicate About Your Risk Flood risk awareness: Leads to action Increases overall community resilience Builds support for implementing the mitigation plan Your constituents*: Expect to hear about flood risk from local officials, insurance agents, and real estate agents Prefer to hear about it in the local news and through mailings * From 2010 FEMA Risk MAP Flood Risk Awareness Survey
13 Communicate About Your Risk (cont.) Risk MAP makes it easier to share flood risk information with your constituents: Community outreach plan template Draft letters to citizens Draft media materials
14 Communication and Outreach Planning Small Group Discussion Goals Identify areas of most impact from updated maps Identify other areas of outreach need Discuss demographics of impacted neighborhoods/areas Discuss strategies for outreach Document outreach strategies
15 Next Steps Action Items Contacts and Outreach Materials Sign-Up Next steps - work together to coordinate on: Mitigation planning Grant applications or technical assistance Communication Thanks for participating! We’ll be talking again soon.
16 Insert State logo Insert County logo
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