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1 Resilience Meeting: [Watershed Name] [LOCATION] [DATE]

2 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 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 4 Best Practice: [Community A’s Issue] The process: The solution: The problem: Insert Photo if Available

5 5 Best Practice: [Community B’s Issue] The process: The solution: The problem: Insert Photo if Available

6 6 Best Practice: [State/FEMA-promoted Issue] The process: The solution: The problem: Insert Photo if Available

7 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 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 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 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 11 Mitigation Assessment and Planning  Small Group Discussion  Goals  Learn how to document areas of mitigation interest/strategies  Discuss strategies for reducing risk

12 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 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 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 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 16 Insert State logo Insert County logo

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