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To better plan and prepare for flooding events, it is important to be aware of available resources. 

“It is crucial that Texans understand and respect the power of water. Planning and preparing are the keys to reducing loss of life and property," Texas Gov. Greg Abbott wrote in his Texas Flood Awareness Week Proclamation. Read more about it here.

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Flooding is a temporary overflow of water onto land that is normally dry. In terms of number of lives lost and property damage, flooding is the most common natural disaster in the United States. Floods can occur at any time of the year, in any part of the country and at any time of the day or night. 

Understanding your risk and having a plan of action in the event of a flood can help you protect yourself, your loved ones, and your home.

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This article is the first in our blog series on HEC-RAS modeling. Be sure to check back for subsequent series articles.

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) regulates development within the 100-year floodplain by administrating the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Communities that participate in the NFIP must prevent excessive development within the floodplain that could cause increases in potential flood damage. FEMA also does not allow development to occur within the floodway, which has a maximum allowable surcharge of...

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FEMA announced that a fillable version of the 2015 Elevation Certificate (FEMA Form 086-0-33) is now available on its website at ...

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Update: FEMA announced that a fillable version of the 2015 Elevation Certificate (FEMA Form 086-0-33) is now available on the FEMA website at ...

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FEMAFEMA has recently updated the fee schedule for processing map change requests effective February 20, 2015. All Letters of Map Change (LOMCs) requests submitted after the effective date are subject to the new fee schedule. Certain exceptions apply, and more information, including the new fee schedule, can be found on the FEMA website: http://www.fema.gov/forms-documents-and-software/flood-map-related-...

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has posted updated MT-1 and MT-2 Forms and Instructions to their website, effective October 31, 2014. These forms are used to submit Letters of Map Change (LOMC) to FEMA via mail. Expiring on September 31, 2017, MT-1 Forms should be used to request that FEMA remove structures or parcels of land from a designated Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA). MT-2 forms are used by community officials or individuals via community officials to request that FEMA revise the effective National Flood Insurance Program map and Flood Insurance Study report for a...

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http://www.fema.gov/cooperating-technical-partners-program/guidelines-specifications-flood-hazard-mapping-partners

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently developed a set of 450 standards for the National Flood Insurance program (NFIP) which will serve as a replacement for all the standards listed in the current document, Guidelines and Specifications for Flood Hazard Mapping Partners.

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