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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


The Travelers Foundation, the charitable arm of The Travelers Companies, Inc. is accepting applications for its annual “Travelers Excellence in Community Resilience Award”. The award recognizes nonprofits that are dedicated to helping communities prepare for and recover from catastrophic events. The winning organization will receive a $100,000 grant, presented at a disaster preparedness symposium in spring 2019, hosted by the company’s public policy division, the Travelers Institute. The deadline to apply is December 17, 2018. Further details about the award and application process can be found here.

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:  NFIP Basics – December 6, 2018

CFM Exam – December 13, 2018 in Concord, NH

CRS Webinar Series:  Preparing an Annual Recertification – December 18, 2018

CRS Webinar Series:  Flood Insurance Promotion (Activity 370) – December 19, 2018


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

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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