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FEMA FINALIZES ANALYSIS AND MAPPING PROCEDURES FOR NON-ACCREDITED LEVEES
Friday, July 12, 2013

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is releasing its updated procedures for analyzing and mapping flood hazards in the vicinity of non-accredited levee systems. These updated procedures are a part of an on-going effort to reform the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). The new procedures are repeatable, flexible, and comply with statutory and regulatory requirements.

FEMA recognizes that levee systems that do not fully meet the requirements for accreditation may still provide a measure of flood risk reduction; for that reason, the Agency has developed a new approach and procedures for providing a more refined and realistic depiction of flood risks. The adopted procedures have gone through an extensive process of scientific review and public input.

Further details on these updated procedures will be provided by engineering staff from FEMA's Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration (FIMA) during a webinar scheduled for this coming Monday. Webinar details:

When: Monday, July 15, 2013

Time: 2:30 PM EST

Webinar Link: https://fema.connectsolutions.com/r4towe594cv/

Conference Line: 800-320-4330

PIN: 806881#

Beginning this afternoon, documents will be posted on the Agency's website at: http://www.fema.gov/final- levee-analysis-and-mapping- approach

Follow this link for a fact sheet: http://www.floods.org/ace-files/documentlibrary/committees/ME/LAMP_FactSheet.pdf

If you have any questions, please contact FEMA's Intergovernmental Affairs Division at (202) 646-3444 or at FEMA-IGA@fema.dhs.gov.





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