Floodplain Management Workshops

The 2015 Tools of Floodplain Management is a two-day workshop that provides local floodplain administrators with important information on the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). The course covers the basics of floodplain management, including ordinance standards, permit processes and enforcement actions. The course also provides information on key topics, such as flood maps, flood insurance studies and Zone A development standards, as well as a review of all documents used in floodplain management. There is no registration fee for this workshop. The 2015 Tools of Floodplain Management course is being offered at the State Emergency Management Agency Operations Center (SEOC) on the following dates:

March 19, 2015 - 1st day 1:00pm - 5:00pm
March 20, 2015 - 2nd day 8:00am - 3:00pm

July 23, 2015 - 1st day 1:00pm - 5:00pm
July 24, 2015 - 2nd day 8:00am - 3:00pm

Sept. 10, 2015 - 1st day 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Sept. 11, 2015 - 2nd day 8:00am - 3:00pm

The application to register for any of the 2015 Tools of Floodplain Management workshops is available online at: www.mfsma.org/coursesworkshops.html

Preparing for Post-Disaster Responsibilities

Early disaster preparedness is crucial for the efficient and effective administration of any Floodplain Administrator's duties. This two-hour long training workshop, "Preparing for Post-Disaster Responsibilities," highlights the local floodplain administrator's tasks and offers guidance for a quick and well-organized response.

Substantial Damage Estimator (SDE) 2.1

When structures located within the SFHA are damaged, substantial damage determinations must be made. When a structure is deemed substantially damaged, specific flood hazard reduction regulations become effective. FEMA has developed a software tool - SDE 2.1 - to assist state and local officials in determining substantial damage for residential and non-residential structures. This is used in coordination with the community's local floodplain management ordinance, which meets the requirements of the NFIP. The tool can be used to assess flood, wind, wildfire, seismic and other forms of damage. It helps communities provide timely substantial damage determinations so that reconstruction can begin following a disaster. Both workshops are being offered at the State Emergency Management Agency Operations Center (SEOC):

Preparing for Post-Disaster Responsibilities
May 22, 2015 10:00am -12:00pm

Substantial Damage Estimator 2.1
May 22, 2015 1:00pm - 5:00pm

If you have any questions, please contact Karen McHugh:   
Email: karen.mchugh@sema.dps.mo.gov   Phone: (573) 526-9129