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Flood Map Modernization FEMA’s Flood Map Modernization Update for Advisory Committee on Water Information (ACWI) February 2008 Allyson Lichtenfels FEMA

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Slide 2 Flood Map Modernization FEMAs Flood Map Modernization Update for Advisory Committee on Water Information (ACWI) February 2008 Allyson Lichtenfels FEMA Mitigation Risk Analysis Division Slide 3 Flood Map Modernization 2 Agenda: FEMA Flood Mapping supports the NFIP Flood Map Modernization Successes (FY04-FY08) Challenges Remaining The Future ( FY09 and Beyond) Flood Map Modernization Slide 4 FEMA Flood Mapping Supports the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Slide 5 Flood Map Modernization 4 Floods caused $50 Billion in damages in the 1990s; NFIP losses alone totaled $20 Billion in 2005 Slide 6 Flood Map Modernization 5 Flood Map The Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) Map Legend Map Index Slide 7 Flood Map Modernization 6 NFIP 3 Legged Stool Insurance Reduces burden on the Treasury and taxpayers Floodplain Management and Mitigation Required for insurance eligibility Reduce the risks over time Hazard Identification, Assessment, and Planning Supports sound floodplain management, enforcement of insurance requirements and insurance rating Slide 8 Flood Map Modernization Flood Map Modernization Successes - FY04-FY08 Slide 9 Flood Map Modernization 8 Flood Map Modernization FY04-FY08 Flood Map Modernization is a 5-yr $1 billion Presidential Initiative that ends in FY08 FY08 Map Mod Budget Appropriated $220M Digital Flood Hazard Data and Maps for 92% of the Nations population Enhanced Flood Map Quality primarily the flood hazard boundary Effective Program Management and Performance Measurement Effective Partnerships with State, Local and National organizations as well as Other Federal Agencies Slide 10 Flood Map Modernization 9 Performance Measurement Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) FY04FY05FY06FY07FY08 TargetActualTargetActualTargetActualTargetActualTargetProj. Population w/ digital GIS flood data available online 20%17%50%39%50%48%60% 70% Population with effective maps that meet quality standards 10%8%20%16%25%23%35%32%50% Slide 11 Flood Map Modernization 10 Effective Partnerships Leveraging Resources Federal Agencies USACE USGS NOAA IAA with USGS to manage Map Mod Orthoimagery National Digital Orthophoto Program (NDOP) and National Digital Elevation Program (NDEP) State, Regional, and Local Resources Expanded Cooperating Technical Partners (CTP) Program Slide 12 Flood Map Modernization 11 Levee Assessment Nationwide and Outreach Continuing Coordination with the USACE Continuing to work with communities and levee owners to assess levees as part of the mapping efforts Furthering Levee Stakeholder Education Efforts Slide 13 Flood Map Modernization 12 Risk-Based Resource Allocation and Planning Multi-Year Flood Hazard Identification Plan Started in 2004 and updated yearly States and other key stakeholders involved through business planning Open and transparent resource allocation methodologies based on flood risk Gives other federal agencies an idea of where and when we will focus our flood mapping facilitates leveraging Latest publication April 2007 available at: FY08 MHIP update in work; expected release Spring 2008 Slide 14 Flood Map Modernization 13 Where is Flood Risk the Greatest? Slide 15 Flood Map Modernization 14 Effective Flood Maps in Map Mod (Projected counties in MHIP - February 2007) Slide 16 Flood Map Modernization Challenges Remaining Slide 17 Flood Map Modernization 16 Map Mod Challenges Challenges identified through Map Mod: Levees good flood hazard data needed Coastal Flood Hazards Storm surge and wave height updates critical NFIP participating communities Not all will be modernized Degradation of Flood Hazard Data What was done early in Map Mod needs to be assessed Slide 18 Flood Map Modernization The Future FY09 and Beyond Slide 19 Flood Map Modernization 18 Maps and the Mapping Process are Critical to reducing losses Good flood maps are necessary but not the only component of flood risk reduction Without a good representation of the hazard you cant reduce your risk Maps without follow-up action by communities and individuals are less valuable The Mapping Process Drives Flood Mitigation Despite the media coverage many dont see flooding as a problem for them Flood map updates help communicate flood risk encourage action Slide 20 Flood Map Modernization 19 Flood Risk Mapping, Analysis, and Planning (Risk MAP) National Flood Insurance Reform Act of 1994 Requires that FEMA review and assess the NFIP map for each community for map update needs each 5 years Draft Concepts for FEMAs potential Flood Risk Mapping, Analysis and Planning efforts to address this requirement in FY09 and beyond being developed Draft FEMA FY09 Flood Mapping Concept Paper available at FEMAs Flood Hazard Mapping Website: Slide 21 Flood Map Modernization