New Resources and Training for Community Officials
Besides the work maps, FEMA is also producing comparison maps to highlight areas where FHAs, or high risk flood areas have increased or decreased between the current effective FIRM and the work maps. These maps will be displayed online in a digital map viewer and can help local officials understand the number of structures and people affected by the floodplain boundary changes. This information can be very useful for community planning and mitigation efforts.
In late 2017, FEMA will also be offering training for community officials in the region on a number of related topics including building codes, floodplain management, and Elevation Certificates.
For more information, contact Alan Springett of FEMA Region II at Alan.Springett@fema.dhs.gov or 212-680-8557.
Links to Other Resources
- Great Lakes Coastal Study website
- Provides detailed information about the revised coastal analyses and initial scoping process for the entire Great Lakes region
- FEMA Risk MAP Coastal Flood Risk website
- Provides general information about coastal flood risk, including how communities and the public can protect themselves from coastal flood risk, how coastal flood maps are developed, and answers to frequently asked questions
- Great Lakes Water Levels - Weekly Forecast (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District)
- Great Lakes Water Levels (NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory)
- NOAA Tides and Currents – Water Level Stations
- FEMA Region II Great Lakes Oblique Imagery
- FEMA Coastal Work Maps for Lake Erie & Lake Ontario