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Now Available! Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps for Cape May County

posted Jun 30, 2014, 9:47 AM by Samara Ebinger   [ updated Jun 30, 2014, 9:47 AM ]

Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) have been released for Cape May County, NJ and can be accessed through the View Preliminary FIRM Data page.  This information is also available through FEMA’s Map Service Center, the official source for preliminary and effective regulatory FIRMs. Online tutorials are available from FEMA which provide assistance in using both the FIRM and FIS Report.   Additional information is also available through the Preliminary FIRM FAQ.

Preliminary Work Map Updates for Cape May County

posted Jun 26, 2014, 2:01 PM by Nadia Dawson

Minor updates were recently made to the Cape May County preliminary work maps. These updates include changes to the Limit of Moderate Wave Action, Primary Frontal Dune, and static Base Flood Elevation (BFE) designations in Sea Isle City and the static BFEs in Avalon. Learn more about these changes on the Map Panel Update page.

FEMA Releases Additional Information on Flood Insurance Reform

posted Jun 26, 2014, 9:47 AM by Samara Ebinger   [ updated Jul 9, 2014, 9:22 AM ]

FEMA has released a new fact sheet providing additional information on the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014 (HFIAA) that recently modified the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform act of 2012.  This fact sheet provides an overview of the changes to flood insurance rates under the National Flood Insurance Program.  





Upcoming Training

posted Jun 23, 2014, 10:53 AM by Nadia Dawson

Getting to Resiliency Webinar
June 26, 2014

Join Sustainable Jersey, the Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve, and the NJDEP Coastal Planning and Land Use Division to learn what coastal municipalities in New Jersey can do to become more resilient, prepare for coastal flooding events, and earn points toward Sustainable Jersey Certification.
 
The webinar will include:
  • Getting to Resilience, a community self-evaluation tool related to climate change and preparedness  
  • Case Study: Little Egg Harbor Township's experience in Getting to Resilience  
  • Climate Adaptation Flood Risks, a Sustainable Jersey action 
  • DEP's coastal program and municipal resources 
  • NJ Resiliency Network, a program offering resources to NJ municipalities for recovery and resilience 

Stormwater Management Workshop: Stormwater...from the streets to the sea
July 17, 2014, Margate, NJ

  • Introduction to Stormwater Management - What is it? Why it matters
  • Sea Level Rise and its Role in Stormwater Management
  • Climate Change, Stormwater and Shore the Communities
  • Stormwater Management Tools - ideas and Innovative Techniques
    • Green Infrastructure
    • Environmental Site Design
    • Technological advances (e.g., porous pavement)
    • Innovations in BMPs
    • Rain barrels
Sponsored by the City of Margate in conjunction with Sustainable Margate.
Register by July 14: Email Johanna Casey at: casey_johanna@margate-nj.com or register by phone: 609-822-0424.

New Jersey Association of Floodplain Managers Conference 2014
October 14-16, 2014, Atlantic City, NJ

The annual conference provides an opportunity for professionals in the fields of engineering, hydrology, geology, planning, code enforcement, floodplain management, and emergency management to participate in plenary sessions and concurrent sessions on a broad range of relevant topics. The conference provides training opportunities and networking events and also includes a series of training workshops, which are free with paid conference registration.

For more information, visit http://www.njafm.org/page-1858597.

Now Available: Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps for Atlantic and Essex Counties

posted May 29, 2014, 12:02 PM by Samara Ebinger   [ updated May 29, 2014, 12:03 PM ]

Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) have been released for Atlantic and Essex Counties, NJ and can be accessed through the View Preliminary FIRM Data page.  This information is also available through FEMA’s Map Service Center, the official source for preliminary and effective regulatory FIRMs. Online tutorials are available from FEMA which provide assistance in using both the FIRM and FIS Report.   Additional information is also available through the Preliminary FIRM FAQ.  

Preliminary Work Map Update for Atlantic County

posted May 28, 2014, 10:24 AM by Samara Ebinger   [ updated May 28, 2014, 10:24 AM ]

Since the original release of preliminary work maps and preliminary FIRMs for certain communities, minor updates to certain map panels have been performed. Recently, several changes to the Limit of Moderate Wave Action and static Base Flood Elevations in the City of Brigantine were made on Atlantic County preliminary work map panel 34001C0361F. Learn more about these changes on the Map Panel Update page.

Now Available: Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps for Cumberland and Salem Counties

posted Apr 29, 2014, 1:07 PM by Samara Ebinger   [ updated Apr 29, 2014, 1:08 PM ]

Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) have been released for Cumberland and Salem Counties, NJ and can be accessed through the View Preliminary FIRM Data page.  This information is also available through FEMA’s Map Service Center, the official source for preliminary and effective regulatory FIRMs. Online tutorials are available from FEMA which provide assistance in using both the FIRM and FIS Report.   Additional information is also available through the Preliminary FIRM FAQ.  

FEMA Higher Floodplain Management Standards Video

posted Apr 9, 2014, 2:34 PM by Nadia Dawson   [ updated Apr 10, 2014, 7:03 AM ]

FEMA has established minimum floodplain management requirements for communities participating in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Communities must also enforce any more restrictive State requirements. Any community may exceed the minimum standards by adopting more comprehensive floodplain management regulations. In some instances, community officials may have access to information or knowledge of conditions that require higher standards than the minimum NFIP criteria. Any floodplain management regulations adopted by a state or community which are more restrictive than the criteria set forth in the NFIP regulations are encouraged and shall take precedence.

The FEMA Higher Standards video provides information about floodplain management activities that significantly reduce insured losses at the community level and encourages communities to get involved in local floodplain managementCommunities that adopt higher standards may be eligible to participate in the Community Rating System (CRS). For more information about CRS, visit the CRS page at FloodSmart.gov.

New Primary Frontal Dunes Fact Sheet Available from FEMA

posted Apr 4, 2014, 5:24 AM by Samara Ebinger   [ updated Apr 4, 2014, 5:24 AM ]

The FEMA Federal Insurance & Mitigation Administration (FIMA), Risk Analysis Branch is pleased to announce the new Primary Frontal Dunes Fact Sheet is now available in the FEMA Library: https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/92336.

 

The Primary Frontal Dunes Fact Sheet highlights general information about primary frontal dunes (PFDs) as well as how FEMA assesses and accounts for PFDs during their coastal flood hazard mapping studies. This fact sheet also defines common terms related to coastal flood hazard mapping studies and provides informative links on FEMA.gov.

Since they are the first line of defense to coastal flooding and subject to erosion from coastal storms, PFDs are typically mapped as Coastal High Hazard Areas with mandatory flood insurance requirements and enhanced development standards (also known as VE Zones). The fact sheet also includes information on how communities can request a change to the PFD delineation on their flood maps via the Letter of Map Revision (LOMR) process.

Now Available: Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps for Ocean County

posted Mar 28, 2014, 8:26 AM by Samara Ebinger   [ updated Apr 22, 2014, 5:29 AM ]

Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) have been released for Ocean County, NJ and can be accessed through the Preliminary FIRM Data Viewer.  This information is also available through FEMA’s Map Service Center, the official source for preliminary and effective regulatory FIRMs. Online tutorials are available from FEMA which provide assistance in using both the FIRM and FIS Report.   Additional information is also available through the Preliminary FIRM FAQ.  

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