Co-hosted by the National Weather Service (NWS) - Mount Holly Office, Jacques Cousteau Reserve, and the State Police OEM Field Training & Exercise Unit, this free 2-day course is intended to encourage a proactive response to weather and flooding hazards through close coordination between emergency managers and the NWS.
This course covers:
This course is excellent for local and state emergency managers who plan for or respond to hazardous weather events.
- How the basic elements of weather and flooding combine to create potential hazards in a given area;
- Weather forecast products and how to interpret them; and
- Anticipating hazardous weather for planning, warning, and response purposes.
Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at 8:30 AM EDT to Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at 5:00 PM EDT
Jacques Cosuteau Coastal Education Center
130 Great Bay Blvd
Tuckerton, NJ 08087
Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) have been released for Middlesex and Monmouth Counties 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.
The American Littoral Society and partners invite you to join environmental and sustainability experts, engineers, federal and state representatives and others to learn what Green Infrastructure is and how and why it is an important part of a resilient community.
Attendees will leave this workshop with broader knowledge about Green Infrastructure, real world examples of projects, community success stories, and information for next steps towards implementation in your community.
This is a FREE event.
February 20, 2014
Ocean County College, 1 College Drive, Arts and Community Center, Toms River, NJ 08754
8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) have been released for Hudson County, NJ (not including the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission) 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.
This four-hour awareness level course focuses on coastal community resilience with a focus on resilience as a unifying framework for community-based planning, preparedness, response, and recovery. The course will enhance preparedness and response to natural disasters, including chronic and extreme events affecting coastal communities. It will demonstrate how to integrate risk-based, community-based, and collaborative strategies into plans and programs.
This course is targeted for a broad cross section of professionals involved in emergency management, fire services, coastal zone managers, planners, developers, and municipal services.
To enhance the ability to support preparedness and response efforts by developing and sustaining resilient coastal communities.
- Resilience Concepts
- Understanding Risks from Natural Disasters
- Building Resilience
- Going Forward
Course Dates, Locations, and Registration Codes:
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
- January 23, 2014 - West Long Branch, NJ (Code: 30687) PDF flyer
- January 24, 2014 - Newark, NJ (Code: 94672) PDF flyer
- January 27, 2014 - Tuckerton, NJ (Code: 12793) PDF flyer
- January 28, 2014 - Port Norris, NJ (Code: 09251) PDF flyer
Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) have been released for New York City 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.
The Coastal Research Center of Richard Stockton College, in partnership with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, the New Jersey Association for Floodplain Management, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency are presenting a training session which will include an informative and interactive discussion on the following topics:
The training will be held on December 4th from 10:00 am until 12:15 pm and is FREE and open to coastal floodplain managers, municipal staff, and coastal stakeholders. Registration is required and attendance can be either in person at the Jacques Cousteau Estuarine Research Reserve in Tuckerton (50 maximum) or via internet connection (unlimited).
- A post-Hurricane Sandy update
- Understanding coastal flood zone areas (V Zones)
- Reducing coastal flood risk
- Available flood risk tools and their use for flood mitigation actions
Download the training flyer to learn more. Participants must register by Monday, December 2nd.
*Registered participants will earn 2hr CFM continuing education credits.
FEMA with the support of RAMPP is offering a free 3 part
webinar series for community officials focused on the topic of community resilience. The goal of the Community Resilience Toolbox training series
is to empower community officials to take action to reduce flood risk by
providing real tools that they can use and helpful examples to improve the
resiliency of their communities. Each
webinar is focused on a core area of the FEMA Risk MAP Program: Data and Risk Assessment, Risk Communication,
and Mitigation Action. See descriptions
below of each session.
For information about attending these free webinars, please
contact Samara Ebinger of RAMPP at email@example.com.
Webinar Session 1:
Leveraging Public and Community Data to Assess Local
Thursday, September 26,
2013, 12:00 pm Eastern / 11:00 am Central / 9:00 am Pacific
This session will provide an
overview of available data sets, web services, and applications that community
officials can obtain and use for their own purposes, to assess flood risk and
impacts within their own communities. Data sets covered will include Risk MAP
regulatory and non-regulatory products, flood insurance policy and claims data,
and more. Examples of how the data can
be leveraged by communities through applications, to perform meaningful
analysis and increase community resiliency will also be presented.
Webinar Session 2:
Low Investment Strategies for Flood Risk Communication
Thursday, October 3, 2013,
12:00 pm Eastern / 11:00 am Central / 9:00 am Pacific
Communities’ limited time and resources
are often out of sync with a growing need to communicate frequently and
effectively with stakeholders about flood risk. This session will provide ideas
for getting the right messages to the right people at the right time leading to
action, with a particular focus on two-way communications vehicles. This session
will cover how to develop a flood risk communication plan and highlight tactics
that don’t require much time or money to implement. Examples and success stories from various
locales with different levels of resources will be highlighted.
Webinar Session 3:
Reducing Flood Risk Through Mitigation Strategies
Wednesday, October 9, 2013,
12:00 pm Eastern / 11:00 am Central / 9:00 am Pacific
This session will outline
different mitigation strategies communities can use to help reduce current and
future flood risk in their community. Mitigation
strategies which will be discussed include: Planning Mechanisms, Structural
Projects, Education and Outreach, Natural Resource Protection, and other strategies
such as emergency warning systems and retrofitting techniques aimed at reducing
individual risks faced by property owners. The session will briefly discuss the
Community Rating System (CRS) and grant programs available to support