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Florida State Floodplain Management Office Recognized Nationally for “Excellence in Flood Plain Management.”

The Florida State Floodplain Management Office is the proud recipient of a national award from the Association of State Floodplain Managers that honors contributions that keep communities safe from flood loss and promote resiliency.... Read More

Florida Floodplain Managers Association among over 130 organizations nationally supporting Federal Real Estate Flood Disclosure Requirement

The groups are asking Congress to pass legislation to protect constituents from flood risk. TALLAHASSEE, Florida – The Florida Floodplain Manager’s Association is joining over 130 groups across the country, including eight in Florida, that would protect families, renters, and... Read More

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,... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

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:... Read More

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... Read More