State and National Conferences Go Virtual

The countdown was on, it was only a few weeks until the Florida Floodplain Managers Association’s 2020 Annual Conference in Orlando, and suddenly, we were all in the middle of a worldwide pandemic.  With National and State Stay-At-Home-Orders in place, […]

From Hawaii to Florida and Back: One Man’s Journey to Become a Certified Floodplain Manager

At the Florida Floodplain Managers Association, we take pride in our Education Program. Over the past few years, we have thoughtfully developed our program by searching out the most talented, knowledgeable instructors. We used input from our members to offer […]

Understanding and Managing Flood Risk: A Guide for Elected Officials

The Association of State Floodplain Managers Releases: “Understanding and Managing Flood Risk: A Guide for Elected Officials” Floods are the leading cause of natural disaster losses in the United States.  Understanding the vulnerability of people and the built environment is […]

City of Doral hosts FFMA’s Estimating FEMA Market Value Class

The course was recently developed by the instructor Ray Carroll in collaboration with Steve Martin of the State Floodplain Management Office (SFMO) and FFMA. The class was held on February 12th in Doral, and was attended by 29 students of […]

FEMA Mitigation Assessment Team Report: Hurricane Michael in Florida

This report was developed for FEMA’s Building Science Branch by numerous national, regional, state, and private sector subject matter experts deployed to affected areas in Florida. The team assessed the performance of coastal and inland residential properties, critical facilities, municipal […]

Everyone Lives in a Flood Zone

What needs to be disclosed? What do you need to know about flood risk and flood insurance? The National Association of Realtors (NAR) sheds some light on these issues in their video “Window to the Law: Flood Insurance & Disclosures: […]

Upcoming Conferences

Happy New Year, Florida Floodplain Managers! As we move further into 2020, we are looking forward to a productive year of helping our communities by reducing flood risk and loss. Registration is now open for the 2020 FFMA Conference. The […]

Florida Floodplain Managers Association and the City of Doral Partner to Offer FEMA Courses in Miami Dade County

On October 28th Florida Floodplain Managers Association (FFMA) and the City of Doral began hosting the 4-day FEMA L-273 Managing Floodplain Development through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Doral and FFMA have partnered to host at least one  FEMA-based […]

Sally Cook Recognized at the Manatee County Board of Commissioners

On August 20th, Manatee County celebrated Sally Cook, FFMA’s Associate Education Director, winning the John Ivey Award for Excellence in Certification at the 2019 ASFPM Conference. The Manatee County Board of Commissioners heard glowing remarks about Sally from John Barnott, […]

FEMA’s Flood Risk Communication Toolkit Now Available

FEMA’s Flood Risk Communication Toolkit and the Video Series for Community Officials are now available on, or you can click here. The Toolkit and Video Series are intended to empower community officials to more effectively communicate with the public […]