E0194: Advanced Floodplain Management Concepts

E0194: Advanced Floodplain Management Concepts




E0273, Managing Floodplain Development Through the National Flood Insurance Program;

Course Details

Course Description

This course provides a dynamic and interactive instruction that covers the following four topics in detail:
  • Local Floodplain Manager Roles and Responsibilities (1 day)
  • National Flood Insurance Program Floodplain Rules and Regulations in Depth (1 day)
  • Letter of Map Change—Procedures for Applying and Floodplain Management Implications (1 day)
  • Preparing for Post-Disaster Responsibilities (1 day)

Each topic is designed to be discussed and reviewed in greater detail than the basic course. Developed and real-life scenarios will be examined and activities will be conducted in each section to make sure participants not only understand the rules and regulations but also why they are in place and how to apply them in the particular topic areas. This course is activity-rich and participants can expect to be engaged throughout the course.

Selection Criteria: Certified floodplain managers or community officials with 2 years of full-time floodplain management experience. Federal,State, local, Territorialand Tribal officials will take precedence.

ACE: Level: Lower Division/Associate

ACE: Credit Hours: 2

CECs: 12

Course Objectives

  • Describe activities and programs that can be used to promote floodplain planning and mitigation measures.
  • Identify National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) requirements for structures, floodway and encroachment standards, common problems encountered during the construction of various building types, and ways to address these problems.
  • Describe NFIP requirements that apply to approximate A zones, agricultural and accessory structures, fuel tanks, and recreational vehicles.
  • Explain the basic purpose and procedures of Letters of Map Change (LOMCs) and describe the role of the local official. Evaluate the floodplain management implications of LOMCs.
  • Describe the elements of pre-disaster planning needed to prepare for substantial damage operations.
  • Identify contents of Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for post-disaster operations. Outline steps to carry out substantial damage responsibilities.
  • Describe methods to obtain compliance with substantial damage determinations.
  • List possible sources of funding to assist with substantial damage losses.

Mission Areas

  • Mitigation


E0273, Managing Floodplain Development Through the National Flood Insurance Program;


  • Emergency Management

Primary Core Capability

Long-term Vulnerability Reduction

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