Category Archives: Floods

New Exec. Order on Flood Risk Management

See this White House Press Release re the new E.O.:  Establishing a Federal Flood Risk Management Standard and a Process for Further Soliciting and Considering Stakeholder Input. Details about the Flood Risk Management Standard are on this website. Update on … Continue reading

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Interim Office of the Flood Ins. Advocate – at FEMA

FEMA launches Interim Office of the Flood Insurance Advocate, It’s an Interim Office to specialize in helping clients/policyholders with NFIP issues. Clearly this was done to deal with a flood of complaints recently, especially from people in N.J.

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Flood Resilience – recent docs from the EPA

Here is a useful document from the EPA titled FLOOD RESILIENCE; A Basic Guide for Water and Wastewater Utilities (Sept. 2014).  This 48 page document is in an unusual, 4-part interactive format. Issued Sept. 2014. The Diva is curious about … Continue reading

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New GAO Report on Flood Exposure

Climate Change: Better Management of Exposure to Potential Future Losses Is Needed for Federal Flood and Crop Insurance. GAO-15-28, October 29. Highlights (abstract) – http://www.gao.gov/assets/670/666697.pdf

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Flood Avoidance Tools for NJ

New website offers flood-avoidance tools in Hurricane Sandy’s wake ew Jersey residents and officials have a new tool, NJ ADAPT, to help them prepare for storms and sea-level rise. The project, led by Rutgers University, provides access to volumes of … Continue reading

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Under the Threshold for a Presidential Declaration

Most of the time when we talk about disasters, they qualify for a presidential disaster declaration and involve FEMA. But smaller events are serious too and pose special problems when federal assistance is not forthcoming Thanks to James Fossett for … Continue reading

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Flood Insurance – a review

Recently my posts have featured a retrospective on several topics, earthquake science, the condition of our infrastructure, and the like.  Here is a short, interesting history of flood insurance and moral hazards.  From The Hill, this article titled Natural floods, … Continue reading

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