FHM Website Wins Golden Web Award from the I.A.W.M.D.

The FHM Website was recently awarded the Golden Web Award by the International Association of Webmasters & Designers (I.A.W.M.D.). The I.A.W.M.D., founded in 1997, is dedicated to better relationships as well as interactivity between web developers and surfers, instilling web-based confidence and contributing to a talented web development community.

Floodplain Modeling Manual: HEC-RAS Procedures for HEC-2 Modelers

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Hydrologic Engineering Center's River Analysis System (HEC-RAS) supersedes the HEC-2 program, widely used in the preparation of Flood Insurance Studies (FISs). FEMA has adopted the guidance that hydraulic analyses for newly contracted FISs and restudies of entire watersheds (with detailed HEC-2 hydraulic analyses) should be conducted using HEC-RAS instead of HEC-2. This floodplain modeling manual is prepared as a guide to introduce the HEC-RAS Version 3.0 modeling procedures to engineers who have experience in preparing floodplain models with HEC-2. http://www.fema.gov/plan/prevent/fhm/dl_fpmm.shtm

Flood Hazard Mapping Web Site Receives AAWM Gold Award

The American Association of Webmasters (AAWM) has selected FEMA's Flood Hazard Mapping (FHM) web site as a Gold Award recipient. Criteria considered for the awards include a site's navigation, design, content, original content and creativity, and scripting. The AAWM awards include Gold, Silver, and Bronze categories.

Standard DFIRM Database Specifications Updated

The specifications for the Standard DFIRM Database have been revised in anticipation of an upcoming update to Appendix L of FEMA's Guidelines and Specifications for Flood Hazard Mapping Partners. The update includes the specifications document, its Table Relationship Diagrams, sample blank database templates, and a prototype data set. A summary of changes document is available to help users identify updated or revised content. http://www.fema.gov/plan/prevent/fhm/dfm_upds.shtm

Updated MT-1 and MT-2 Forms Now Available

The updated MT-1 and MT-2 application packages are now available for download on the FHM Web site. The application packages were designed to assist requesters (community officials, individual property owners, and others) in gathering the information FEMA needs to determine whether parcel(s) of land or structure(s) are likely to be flooded as a result of a base (1-percent-annual-chance) flood. The forms in the MT-1 package shall be used to request Letters of Map Amendment (LOMAs), Conditional Letters of Map Amendment (CLOMAs), Letters of Map Revision Based on Fill (LOMR-Fs), and Conditional Letters of Map Revision Based on Fill (CLOMR-Fs).

Accepted Numerical Models List for NFIP Usage Updated

The list of Numerical Models Accepted by FEMA has been updated to include a new single event hydrologic model and some new hydraulic one-dimensional steady flow models that are locally accepted for usage for communities within the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Baltimore District. Three models have also been added to the list: Storm CAD, PondPack and Culvert Master, developed by Haestad Methods, Inc., have been accepted for NFIP usage nationwide. The updated list also includes the acceptance of a Window-based version of ICPR and updated information on HEC-RAS 3.0. http://www.fema.gov/plan/prevent/fhm/en_modl.shtm

Coastal Flood Hazard Technical Resources Page Now Available

The Coastal Flood Hazard Technical Resources Page is now available as a resource for all coastal flood hazard information pertinent to FEMA and the NFIP. This page provides access to coastal flood hazard information, including technical modeling and mapping applications and requirements, such as FEMA's Guidelines and Specifications, FEMA accepted coastal models, and the Coastal Hazard Analysis Modeling Program (CHAMP). This site will be updated with additional topics in the near future, so check back frequently. http://www.fema.gov/plan/prevent/fhm/en_cfhtr.shtm

Windows Version of the National Flood Frequency Program Now Available

The new, Windows-based version of the National Flood Frequency program (NFF) is now available. The new version incorporates the many new regression equations published since the original software was released. A tutorial based on the program will be released soon. http://www.fema.gov/plan/prevent/fhm/frm_soft.shtm

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