FEMA Building Science, the FEMA New Jersey Field Office, the New Jersey DCA and Rutgers are pleased to announce a course offering for FEMA Best Practices for Flood and Wind Mitigation. This course is offered to engineers, architects, contractors, builders and local officials. 3 offerings of the course will be held on the following dates at the locations listed:
- Thursday, June 6, 8am – 5pm
Holiday Inn at Hasbrouck Heights (283 Route 17 South,
Hasbrouck Heights, NJ)
Ocean County Training Center (200 Volunteer Way, Waretown, NJ)
- Thursday, June 20, 8am – 5pm
Monmouth County Fire Academy (1027 Highway 33 East, Freehold, NJ)
- Tuesday, June 25, 8am – 5pm
To Register for a class, please email: David.Pradell@fema.dhs.gov
This 1-day course discusses wind and flood mitigation techniques that equal or exceed I-Code requirements for both riverine and coastal areas. The course provides information on improving hazard resistance for retrofitting projects and new construction of residential buildings. The course is designed to teach concepts from FEMA’s Coastal Construction Manual (FEMA P-55), Wind Retrofit Guide for Residential Buildings (FEMA P-804), and Engineering Principles and Practices for Retrofitting Flood-Prone Residential Structures (FEMA P-259). The units taught in this course include: an overview of the Coastal Construction Manual, an overview of building design concepts, structural analysis and design, understanding and implementing flood provisions of the NFIP and I-Code series, flood retrofit guide, and wind retrofit guide.
Recovery advisory bulletins are being developed by FEMA's Mitigation Assessment Team (MAT) studying the damages from Hurricane Sandy. They offer mitigation measures that could be taken to minimize damage to buildings.
The following recovery advisory bulletin is now available:
RA3: Restoring Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing Systems
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) along with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Insurance Services Office (ISO) will be holding several informal workshops on the Community Rating System (CRS). The CRS program is an optional portion of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) that allows a community to go above and beyond the minimum requirements of the NFIP and, in exchange, receive discounts on flood insurance premiums for the communities’ policy holders.
These workshops will consist of a 3-hour presentation from representatives of FEMA, ISO and NJDEP. Following the presentation there will be a question and answer session. Program applications and other FEMA materials will be made available.
Workshops will be held on April 8th, 9th, 23rd, and 24th at various locations in New Jersey. Check our calendar for more information.
Should you have any questions regarding this workshop or to register, please contact James Watt at (609) 292-2296 or email@example.com
Following Hurricane Katrina, the economic development organization in Jefferson Parish, the neighboring parish to New Orleans, quickly acted to develop a recovery plan. Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission (JEDCO) mobilized civic and business leaders to develop a vision for rebuilding an even stronger community. On March 28th from 2:30 - 4:00 pm, Jerry Bologna of JEDCO will discuss the unique challenges imposed by the storm and will describe how his organization developed a plan of action for economic recovery.
• Learn how to develop an economic recovery plan with both short and long-term goals;
• Understand how to re-evaluate economic development objectives in light of vulnerabilities exposed by a major disaster;
• Learn how to effectively engage both the private sector and public sector as recovery partners;
• Understand the process to create a vision for rebuilding stronger, including identifying strategies, action steps, and resources.
|FEMA's post-disaster assessment teams have observed residential buildings damaged during Hurricane Sandy that had inadequate connections between elevated floors and pile foundations. Sandy Recovery Advisory Bulletin #1 "Improving Connections in Elevated Coastal Residential Buildings" provides information about how to improve these connections. Additional Sandy Recovery Advisory documents will be made available in the near future.
|Advisory Base Flood Elevation (ABFE) information was previously released for portions of New York City in late January 2013. As of February 24th, ABFE information is now available for the entirety of New York City through the ABFE Homepage of this website.
Documents about the recently released Advisory Base Flood Elevations (ABFEs) for New York and New Jersey are now available in 19 additional languages through the ABFE Homepage. Translated documents include fact sheets and answers to frequently asked questions, which are available in the following languages:
Spanish, Albanian, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Haitian Creole, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Korean, Japanese, Polish, Portugese, Russian, Tagalog, Urdu, Vietnamese, and Yiddish.
When comparing elevations on the Advisory Base Flood Elevation (ABFE) maps with elevation information on Elevation Certificates and other documents from different sources, care must be taken to ensure all elevations are in the same vertical datum. Failure to do so can result in improper structure design which can have serious implications in terms of complying with community and state building requirements. Learn more about vertical datums on the Vertical Datums and Advisory Base Flood Elevation Maps webpage
Since the original release of certain ABFE maps in December, minor updates to certain ABFE map panels have been performed. These changes are summarized on the ABFE Map Panel Update webpage
. The current versions of these panels are reflected in the maps and tools available to access ABFE information on this website, accessible through the ABFE Homepage
and the What is My ABFE? tool webpage
Learn about the recently released Advisory Base Flood Elevation maps, the coastal flood risk study underway to update Flood Insurance Rate Maps in New York and New Jersey, FEMA's Risk MAP program and more through this recently recorded 2 part training session co-sponsored by FEMA, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, and the New Jersey Association for Floodplain Management and presented by the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Coastal Research Center. Click on the links below to view videos of the sessions.Your Role in NJ/NY Coastal Flood Map Revisions:Session A
Storm Surge Modelings
Affected CommunitiesSession B
Risk MAP Products
Coastal Non-Regulatory Products
The Public's Role in the Flood Map Revision Process
Map Revision Timelines