A The workshop will be held in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on August 20-24, 2012. The hotel is:
A Online registration is now available.
A Business casual
A Risk Mapping, Assessment, and Planning (Risk MAP) is a new FEMA program that provides communities with flood information and tools they can use to enhance their mitigation plans and better protect their citizens. Through more accurate flood maps, risk assessment tools, and outreach support, Risk MAP builds on Map Modernization and strengthens local ability to make informed decisions about reducing risk. Risk MAP's ultimate goal is saving lives and dollars.
Through collaboration with state, local and tribal entities, Risk MAP focuses on products and services beyond the traditional DFIRM, which is primarily used to set flood insurance rates and communicate 1-percent-annual-chance flood risk. FEMA will advise officials on how to effectively communicate risk to citizens and create corresponding mitigation plans that work.
A USACE is a key contributor in managing the nation's flood risks through its programs to 1) plan structural and nonstructural projects to managing flood risks, 2) inspect the condition of existing flood management infrastructure, 3) provide technical and planning support to states and communities, 4) conduct advance emergency measures to alleviate impending flooding and 5) rehabilitating levees and other flood management infrastructure damaged by flooding. Yet, the responsibility for managing the Nation's flood risks does not lie exclusively with USACE, or any other single Federal or non-Federal entity. Rather, it is shared across multiple Federal, State, and local government agencies with a complex set of programs and authorities, as well as with private citizens. In the absence of continuous collaboration, conflicting policies, programs and interests from multiple layers of government can work at cross purposes and undermine efforts to improve flood risk management, nationwide.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) established the National Flood Risk Management Program (NFRMP) for the purpose of integrating and synchronizing USACE flood risk management programs and activities, with counterpart activities of the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), other Federal agencies, state organizations and regional and local agencies. For more information, visit www.nfrmp.us
A Silver Jackets is the state-level implementation tool for the Flood Risk Management Program (FRMP). The Silver Jackets program contributes to all of the FRMP goals, but most commonly integrates flood damage and flood hazard reduction programs across local, state and Federal agencies, improves public awareness and comprehension of flood hazards and risk, and provides current and accurate floodplain information to the public and decision makers.
Silver Jackets teams are continuously operating, state-led, interagency collaboratives working together to reduce flood risk at the state level. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is teaming with states, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and other federal, state and local agencies to provide a unified approach to addressing a state's priorities. No single agency has the 100 percent solution — each has one or more pieces, similar to squares in a patchwork quilt. The Silver Jackets program can be viewed as the quilting bee, the place where all agencies come together with the state to put their squares together and implement a solution.
The primary goals of the Silver Jackets program are to:
For more information about Silver Jackets, visit www.nfrmp.us/state
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