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Thursday, October 13 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
Mapping Flood Risk Using FEMA Regulatory & Non-regulatory Products

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Many of the mid-Atlantic Region’s coastal communities are vulnerable to coastal and riverine flooding. Over the last several decades, the population and associated development proximal to waterfront areas has increased dramatically. Through the National Flood Insurance Rate Program (NFIP) FEMA assists communities by providing maps and mapping products that establish baseline floodplain management standards. Since setting baseline standards for structures within Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHAs) do not inherently convey the level of risk a flooding event poses within a given area, FEMA Risk Map program provides additional GIS-based mapping products for communities in order assist with effective risk communication, hazard mitigation, and setting local floodplain management standards. The purpose of this presentation is to provide an overview of FEMA’s regulatory and non-regulatory GIS products and to demonstrate how datasets such as depth & analysis grids, areas of mitigation interest (AOMI), and changes since last firm (CSLF) can be used to educate the public to “Know Your Risk, Know Your Role, and Take Action.”

Moderators
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Dom Elefante

GIS Coordinator, PVSC
Dom Elefante is currently the GIS Coordinator for the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission (PVSC). He has 20+ years of experience in the GIS industry and is an Executive Committee member of the State’s GeospatialForum, and is a Board Member of MAC-URISA. The PVSC provides service... Read More →

Speakers
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Daniel Barone

Michael Baker International
Dr. Barone holds a bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Marine Science and Instructional Technology from Stockton University and received his PhD in Geography from Rutgers University in 2016.  Additionally, Dan has over 11 years of professional experience with coastal processes... Read More →


Thursday October 13, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm EDT
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