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Three Webinars This Month Starting Next Week

Codes & Regulations: It's Not Just a Good Idea, It's the Law

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Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 2:30 pm-3:30 pm CT

Monday, July 13 is the last day to register.

Hear from FEMA's Mike Segner an overview of the critical codes & regulations to adhere to in a Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) and how the ordinance corresponds to the specific types of SFHA and corresponding map in each community. Then, hear from the local perspective with Shelia Bellott, CFM, and floodplain administrator for unincorporated Faulkner County, AR and some cities within the county.  One hour of continuing education credit (CEC) is being pursued for this course through the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM).


Back2Basics Series with FEMA's Mike Segner: Your Local Flood Ordinance, With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility

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Wednesday, July 22, 2020, 10:30-11:30 am CT
Wednesday, August 19, 2020, 10:30-11:30 am CT

Choose from either offering. This hour long course will provide an overview of the key components of the flood ordinance, definitions and authority behind it. Additionally, the class will cover minimum vs. higher standards, special cases and how to enforce the ordinance. One hour of CEC is being pursued for this training through ASFPM.


Base Level Engineering (BLE) the Desk Reference Release

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Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 12-1 pm CT

This month's FEMA Region 6 Virtual Brown Bag will feature the release of the BLE Desk Reference. BLE is a method of producing watershed-wide, accurate flood hazard information in communities where flood hazards are currently unmapped or un-modernized. It provides community staff with better hazard data to make more-informed decisions and additional tools to perform their jobs. One CEC will be available for Certified Floodplain Managers.


REPEAT OFFERING: When Older Homes Have to Meet Newer Requirements, Substantial Damage and Improvements

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Thursday, July 30, 2020, 2-3 pm CT

If you missed it the first time around, or just want to hear the information again, sign up for this repeat training. Hear from FEMA's Brian Bartley on substantial improvement and substantial damage requirements for National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) participating communities. Grant funding opportunities will also be discussed. Then hear about SI and SD from the local perspective with Bill Smith, P.E., CFM, Oklahoma Floodplain Management Association Disaster Response Team Coordinator and contract Floodplain Administrator for four Oklahoma communities. One hour of CEC is being pursued through ASFPM for this course.