Communicating Risk through Flood Rick Products

Using Changes Since the Last Flood Insurance Rate Map
(FIRM) Data

Tuesday, June 27 from 12:00-12:45 p.m. CT
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Understanding how and where flood risk may change can help community leaders and property owners reduce their vulnerability to future floods.

In our next Virtual Brown Bag Session, we will show you how to use a key data set FEMA provides known as Changes Since the Last Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM). This data helps communities in FEMA flood risk studies understand points where flood risk has changed since the effective flood insurance rate map was issued such as:

? Changes to a floodplain boundary or extent
? Changes to a flood zone determination
? Modification of an existing floodway and addition of new floodway

In this session, you will be able to see live demonstrations of this data in GIS and learn how to pair this data with your local data for enhanced mitigation planning, floodplain management, and flood risk awareness and outreach.

This tutorial is intended for technical staff (GIS), Emergency Managers, Planners, Floodplain Administrators, and local officials.

More resources on flood risk products are available on website under the Resources and Related Links tab, in the Information for Local Officials section.