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CRS User Groups

Florida CRS Users Groups

Working Together to Improve Floodplain Management Programs across the State.

Welcome to the Florida CRS Users Groups page, hosted and facilitated by FFMA. This page is a work in progress as we work toward Florida CRS Users Groups Coordination. FFMA Board members, Josh Overmyer (Josh.Overmyer@em.myflorida.com), Lisa Foster (ldfoster@pinellascounty.org), and Noah Taylor (noah.taylor@stpete.org), are taking the lead on this effort.

CRS Coordinators across Florida can already network directly and share information through their regional CRS Users Group. We hope that with further coordination we can grow the CRS support network across the state. We will be posting the Regional CRS Users Groups meetings and events on the FFMA calendar soon. We will share information from all of the Groups here on this webpage, and plan to have a Users Groups session at the FFMA conference in St. Pete next year! Stay tuned for updates!

Activity 510 changes in 2017 CRS Coordinator’s Manual

 

The 2017 CRS Manual has added emphasis to Activity 510, Planning Step 5(c), which will now be more closely reviewed and evaluated. Each community participating in a countywide LMS must include a discussion of historical flood damages, including both Repetitive Loss Areas and properties with only 1 flood insurance claim.

 

Please review carefully before your next 5-year LMS update.

 

FL CRS LMS Crosswalk – used to score the LMS or other floodplain plan

 

Source: FL CRS Newsletter July 2017 – https://www.fema.gov/national-flood-insurance-program-community-rating-system

2017 CRS Coordinator’s Manual

-Approved-

The 2017 CRS Coordinator’s Manual (Expiration date March 31, 2020) has been approved in accordance with requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act.  The Manual is available for download at www.FEMA.gov by searching for CRS Coordinators Manual in the search box and at www.CRSresources.org/manual.  The 2017 CRS Coordinator’s Manual will be implemented by FEMA immediately. As always, changes will not take effect for any community until that community’s next cycle verification visit.

Changes from previous editions of the Coordinator’s Manual will be marked with vertical bars in the margins of the pages of the 2017 Coordinator’s Manual. Most changes are clarification and improvements. The changes have been presented in issues of NFIP/CRS Update newsletters, beginning with the September/October 2016 issue.  Back issues are available at www.fema.gov/national-flood-insurance-program-community-rating-system.

The CRS Webinars series for 2017 will include training courses on the new items in the 2017 CRS Coordinator’s Manual and other topics to assist communities. Visit www.CRSresources.org/training  to see webinar dates and to register.

CRSresources.org will also have the community certification forms and other resources that pertain to the 2017 Coordinator’s Manual. Other resources are being updated.

If you have questions regarding the 2017 CRS Coordinator’s Manual, or trouble downloading the file, please contact your ISO/CRS Specialist.


 

Changes:

  1. CRS repetitive loss categories – Category C communities will be those with 50 or more repetitive loss properties; Repetitive loss areas must be addressed either in Planning Step 5.c. for floodplain management plans (FMP) or included in a repetitive loss area analysis (RLAA)
  2. Special flood-related hazards supplements discontinued – coastal erosion, tsunami hazards, and inland hazards credit criteria, scoring details, and other needed information for receiving credit included in the Coordinator’s Manual itself
  3. Cooperating Technical Partner (CTP) discontinued – credits within other floodplain mapping elements are being increased to offset that loss
  4. Freeboard Class 4 prerequisite clarified – new language clarifying that the one-foot freeboard requirement must be implemented throughout the SFHA

Source: September/October 2016 issue of the NFIP CRS Update Newsletter 

FEMA Elevation Certificate

-UPDATE 3/1/2017-

 

FEMA announced in a March 1 bulletin that the newly revised Elevation Certificate (FEMA form 086-0-33) can now be accessed at: https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/160

The following revisions were made to the Elevation Certificate:

  • Items A8 and A9 now allow alpha characters.
  • If the wrong box is checked in Item B12 (CBRS or OPA), highlight and delete to remove the selection.
  • Section C2a-h and Section E have been adjusted to allow correct rounding for decimal input.
  • A “Clear Photo” button to the right of the caption box will allow deletion of a photo.

The expiration date of this form is November 30, 2018.

ISO EC checklist and correction forms can be found at: http://crsresources.org/300-3/

Resources

CRS Resources Website

NFIP/CRS Updates Newsletters

 

Florida CRS Users Groups and Contacts

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Broward County CRS Users Group

Necole Holton, nholton@broward.org

 

Central Florida CRS Users Group

Sarah Beedle, sbeedle@kissimmee.org

Durre Alexander, alexander@cityofcapecanaveral.org

 

Florida Keys/Monroe County CRS Users Group

Lori Lehr, Lehr-Lori@MonroeCounty-FL.gov

 

Miami-Dade County CRS Users Group

Lourdes Rodriguez, rodriguezl@miamilakes-fl.gov

 

Northeast FL CRS Users Group

Elizabeth Payne, epayne@nefrc.org

Northwest Florida CRS Users Group

Carrie Stevenson ctsteven@ufl.edu

 

Palm Beach County CRS Users Group

Brian Hanley, bhanley@pbcgov.org

David Rotar, davidr@jupiter.fl.us

Andrea Dobbins, adobbins@juno-beach.fl.us

Kathy Lee, klee@atlantisfl.gov

 

Southwest Florida CRS Users Group

Billie Jacoby, bjacoby@leegov.com

 

Tampa Bay CRS Regional Working Group

Noah Taylor, noah.taylor@stpete.org

The function of this group is to facilitate the learning, communication, and coordination of floodplain management within the region. The group is comprised of the communities within the Tampa Bay area and typically meet at the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council on a quarterly basis. A typical meeting is crafted based upon member feedback or CRS training opportunities. New members and attendees are welcome!

 

Volusia County CRS Users Group

Pat White, pwhite@volusia.org

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