Tag: FEMA

FEMA Strategic Plans

FEMA Strategic Plan 2014–2018 – Obama Administration, mentions climate 8 times. FEMA Strategic Plan 2018–2033 – Trump Administration, mentions climate 0 times. FEMA Strategic Plan 2022–2618 – Biden Administration, mentions climate 93 times.

From Civil Defense to FEMA – A History of Emergency Response

Civil Defense and Homeland Security: A Short History of National Preparedness Efforts (2006) This report is the result of a requirement by the Director of the Department of Homeland Security’s National Preparedness Task Force to examine the history of national…

Thousands of Homes Keep Flooding, Yet They Keep Being Rebuilt Again

Katherine Bagley has written an excellent discussion of the repetitive loss problem in the National Flood Insurance Program, highlighting a Louisiana property that has flooded 40 times over the past four decades: Thousands of Homes Keep Flooding,  Yet They Keep…

Introduction to FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program (August 2016)

CRS – Congressional Research Service Paper: Introduction to FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program (August 2016) Summary The NFIP was established by the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 (NFIA, 42 U.S.C. §4001 et seq.), and was most recently reauthorized by…

FEMA Proposes New Rules On Elevation for Rebuilding After Flooding

44 CFR Part 9 – Updates to Floodplain Management and Protection of Wetlands Regulations To Implement Executive Order 13690 and the Federal Flood Risk Management Standard; Proposed Rule Executive Summary The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is proposing to amend…

FEMA Resources for Flood Resilient Construction

(original link) Flood Resistant Provisions of the 2015 International Codes® (May 2015) This document is a compilation of flood resistant provisions, prepared by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), of the 2015 I-Codes (IBC, IRC, IEBC, IMC, IPC, IFGC, IFC,…