Floodplain Management Track  | Cape Canaveral/Volusia Rooms

Advanced Floodplain Management Concepts: G-194.3 Letters Of Map Change | David Boyer

This module explores the floodplain management implications of LOMCs for the local floodplain administrator. Activities include a review of LOMC types, proposed development scenarios, local considerations and responsibilities in signing a Community Acknowledgement Form, opportunities to promote best practices, and review of sample ordinance language to manage floodplains and provide enforcement authority at the local level.

FEMA/FDEM Track  | Sarasota/Hillsborough/Pinellas Rooms

Post-Disaster Floodplain Management – FEMA/FDEM Led Workshops | Jason Hunter, CFM, FEMA • Steve Martin, CFM, CPM, FDEM • Collis Brown, CFM, FEMA

Q & A and General Discussion  (15 minutes)

Session IV  Applied Floodplain Managers Roles and Responsibilities  (60 minutes)

  • Action 4 Make Substantial Damage Determinations
    • Reference materials that are essential for follow up actions
    • Overview of Substantial Damage Determination Process
      • Challenges – Billie Jacoby, Caroline Cilek, Lori Lehr, George Garrett, Mimi Young
      • SDE and other tools used to preliminarily make substantial damage determinations
      • Flow chart for conducting SDDs from estimation through compliance
  • Action 5 Understand NFIP Claims and Increased Cost of Compliance (30 minutes)  Donald Waters
    • From Adjusters to permitting (Explain the insurance claime steps for property owners with claims through obtaining local floodplain permits)
    • Ins and Outs of Increased Cost of Compliance (major elements and discussion of case studies)

GIS Track  | Palm Beach/Broward Rooms

Combining Traditional and Innovative Data Collection Methodologies to Develop a Comprehensive Web-Based Data-Management Portal | Nirjhar Shaw, PhD, PE, GISP, CFM, Amec Foster Wheeler (30 minutes)

Over last decade or so increases in the use of hand-held and automated devices for data collection has created a unique challenge for data managers. Traditionally what used to be a dataset compiled in a single table and/or spreadsheet now comprises of large set of raw input files, each in a different format, getting transferred via different modes of communications. Handling and post-processing these data files and compiling this dataset along with manually collected data has become increasingly difficult. This presentation goes over an innovative approach that leverages ArcGIS Online technology along with custom code writing to develop a comprehensive data management portal that allows compilation and post-processing of raw data for variety of data sources on the backend and presentation of results on a web-based frontend interface. The data portal can also be used for conducting automated QA/QC and sending notifications and can thus provide a perfect solution for handling large dataset.

Activities of SERT GIS to support hurricane and flood mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery | Richard Butgereit, GISP, FDEM (60 minutes)

In this session we will explore data layers, tools, and applications made available by the Florida State Emergency Response Team GIS for use with hurricane and flood mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. It will also include updates on HELPFL statewide spatially enabled hazard model, HAZUS use in Florida, and plans for statewide LiDAR and digital elevation updates.

Insurance Track  | Dade/Florida Keys Rooms

NFIP Reauthorization and Private Flood Insurance – Where Is It All Going? | Panelists: David Stearrett, CFM, Director, Office of the Insurance Advocate, FEMA • Doug Plasencia, Moffatt & Nichol • Paul Palumbo, Wright Flood (60 minutes)

Moderated by Bruce Bender, CFM, Bender Consulting Services, Inc.

The Reauthorization can has been kicked down the road again; this time until July 31, 2018.  With a large House bill and several Senate bills, what will the new legislation eventually look like?  What are good provisions for floodplain managers, and which ones give heartburn? What are ones you want to see included, revised or taken out? And with the push to encourage private flood insurance, what are the positives but yet concerns you, as a floodplain manager, should be aware of, if any?

Come hear this interactive panel representing FEMA’s Advocate Office, ASFPM and the insurance industry discuss these points and more and take your questions. At the end, you will walk away with a better understanding of not only the pending reform legislation but also private flood insurance, as it continues to grow.

Explaining Map Changes to Property Owners – What Floodplain Managers Should Know | Bruce Bender, Bender Consulting Services, Inc. (30 minutes)

Has your community recently gone through or will be going through a map change?  Are you working in a coastal county that will be getting a new coastal flood map for the first time in like 30+ years?  Knowing the current flood risk is important in helping a community be more resilient; but it doesn’t always come without angst…or, if they are no longer identified to be at high risk, raise a concern that residents and business owners will drop their policies.

This workshop will focus on the impacts of map changes on flood insurance, discuss options available, and share messaging to help you better explain these changes and options.  You will also be provided with resources where you and property owners can go for more information.