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General Announcements:


As discussed at the 5th Annual CAFM Annual Conference, DEEP has released updated Model Floodplain Management Regulations and guidance for incorporating the IRC into municipal ordinances and regulations, as discussed by the State NFIP Coordinator:

Presentation:  Ifkovic_New State Bldg Code and Zoning Regs

CT Model FP Regulations (A Zone)

CT Model FP Regulations (V Zone)

Guidance on Incorporating the 2015 IRC Section R322 Flood Resistant Construction into local regulations or ordinances

CAFM Floodplain Management Trainings:

None scheduled at this time.

Other Floodplain Management Trainings:

Additional scheduled trainings by other agencies are listed below.  Please follow the links and contact these entities directly to attend.  For CRS, PDM, and STARR webinars, click the link and then the “Upcoming” tab to navigate the list on the WebEx page.


STARR Webinar:  Elevation Certificates – January 31


Coastal GeoTools Conference – February 11 to 14, 2019 in Myrtle Beach, SC

Planning Information Exchange (PIE) Webinar:  Flood Economics – February 13

STARR Webinar:  Tools for Determining Base Flood Elevation – February 14

CRS Webinar Series:  The Role of the CRS Coordinator – February 19

CRS Webinar Series:  Repetitive Loss Properties and the CRS – February 20

STARR Webinar:  NFIP Basics – February 21


STARR Webinar:  Floodplain Development Permit Review – March 7

STARR Webinar:  Inspecting Floodplain Development – March 7

CRS Webinar Series:  Preparing an Annual Recertification – March 19

CRS Webinar Series:  Credit for Floodplain Mapping (Activity 410) – March 20

STARR Webinar:  Elevation Certificates – March 28


STARR Webinar:  Tools for Determining Base Flood Elevation – April 11

CRS Webinar Series:  Preparing for a Verification Visit – April 16

CRS Webinar Series:  Flood Insurance Promotion (Activity 370) – April 17

STARR Webinar:  NFIP Basics – April 25


ARWA Summer Conference:  Improving Water Infrastructure through Resilient Adaptation – June 16-19, Sparks, NV

CRS Webinar Series:  Credit for Drainage System Maintenance (Activity 540) – June 18

CRS Webinar Series:  Preparing an Annual Recertification – June 19


CRS Webinar Series:  Developing a Repetitive Loss Area Analysis – July 16

CRS Webinar Series:  Flood Warning & Response (Activity 610) – July 17


New Jersey Association for Floodplain Management:  15th Annual Conference – October 15-17, Atlantic City, NJ

Additional courses available through FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute in Emmittsburg, MD.

Floodplain Management Tools:

The newly revised Elevation Certificate (FEMA form 086-033) is now available!

The Union of Concerned Scientists has developed the attached climate resilience framework and set of 15 adaptation principles for use by decision makers, practitioners, and citizens engaged in adaptation work. The climate resilience framework describes how climate adaptation and mitigation are intrinsically linked and how, together, they create resilience. The adaptation principles are grounded in science and committed to equity. Together, the framework and principles are meant to be durable and flexible enough to be used in a wide variety of contexts. UCS will update these periodically, as practitioners of adaptation learn and share new lessons.

Use this tool to help estimate the cost of flooding to your home!


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