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General Announcements:

The CAFM Winter Newsletter has arrived!

CAFM Floodplain Management Trainings:

The Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (CTDEEP) and the Connecticut Association of Flood Managers (CAFM) are pleased to sponsor a four day training course on the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Community Rating System (CRS). This is the same class that is held at the FEMA Emergency Management Institute (EMI) in Emmitsburg, MD. We are pleased that Connecticut was chosen to hold this field deployed class in 2018. See our Events Page for more details!

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 and STARR webinars, click the link and then the “Upcoming” tab to navigate the list on the WebEx page.


CRS Webinar Series:  Developing Outreach Projects (Activity 330) – March 20, 2018

CRS Webinar Series:  Floodplain Management Planning – March 21, 2018


Certified Flood Manager (CFM) Exam – April 6, 2018, 1 National Life Drive, Montpelier, VT – pre-registration required by March 23, 2018, contact Rebecca Pfeiffer at 802-490-6157 with questions

CRS Webinar Series:  Preparing an Annual Recertification – April 17, 2018

CRS Webinar Series:  Preparing an Impact Adjustment Map – April 18, 2018

New York Stormwater & Floodplain Management Association Annual Meeting – April 23-25, 2018, Rochester, NY – Note that NYSFMA is offering the member rate for CAFM members!


CRS Webinar Series:  Introduction to CRS – May 15, 2018

CRS Webinar Series:  CRS and Coastal Hazards – May 16, 2018


L-278 NFIP CRS 4-Day Course – June 4 – 7, 2018, New London, CT

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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