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This post is a continuation of our Texas Flood Awareness Week series.

May 26 Tip
Website Resource: TexasFlood.org

Yesterday, the Texas Water Development Board announced the development and launch of TexasFlood.org, a website serving as a centralized location for flood-related data...

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The Texas Floodplain Management Association worked with Gov. Abbott to put out a Proclamation declaring May 23-27 “Flood Awareness Week in Texas.” This week is an ideal time to remind your families, friends and communities about the hazards posed by flooding. It is also valuable to use this opportunity to remind them what they can do to prepare for flooding. Over the course of the...

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The National Association of Flood and Stormwater Management Agencies is soliciting applications for the following awards:

NAFSMA Stormwater Management Green Infrastructure Award
Applications due May 17, 2016

The Green Infrastructure Awards Program application (which NAFSMA...

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FEMA Flood Mitigation Assistance Grant
Applications due June 15, 2016

The Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Program makes available federal funds to State, Local and Tribal Governments to implement and sustain cost-effective measures that reduce or eliminate risk of flood damage to buildings insured under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

  • FEMA will fund planning up to $100,000 per applicant with a maximum of $50,000 for state plans and $25,
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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently released HEC-RAS 5.0.1, which fixes a few computational bugs that were identified in HEC-RAS 5.0. Download the new version at the link below.

http://www.hec.usace.army.mil/software/hec-ras/downloads.aspx

 

 

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Federal Insurance Mitigation Administration (FIMA) recently published new documents in the FEMA Resource & Document Library to support the Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) programs. They recently distributed the following message:

“The President’s 2015 Opportunity, Growth, and Security Initiative (OGSI); Executive Order 13653 Preparing the United States for the Impacts of Climate Change; the President’s 2013 Climate Action Plan; FEMA’s Climate Change Adaptation Policy; and the 2014-2018 FEMA Strategic Plan, all identify...

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Freese and Nichols is attending the One Carolina - One Recovery” 2016 Conference, jointly hosted by the North Carolina Association of Floodplain Managers and South Carolina Association for Hazard Mitigation, April 10-13 in Myrtle Beach, SC. We are proud to partner with these organizations as a Platinum level sponsor. Stop by booth 11 to speak with our professionals and be sure to catch our presentation:

Monday, April 11 | 2-B Modeling Session 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Protecting Those Who Protect Us: 2D...

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Congratulations to Joel Valdez, Stormwater, San Antonio; Nicole Rutigliano, Stormwater, Fort Worth; and Leslie Munoz, Water Resources, Houston who became Certified Floodplain Managers (CFM). All three passed an exam to receive the certification issued by the Texas Floodplain Management Association. Freese and Nichols now has 30 Certified Floodplain Managers.​​ 

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