How to Obtain and Interpret a Flood Map
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Monday, February 22, 2021
1:30 – 3:00 pm CST
Gene L. Rovak, PE, CFM, F.ASCE
Development of flood maps
• Understanding FEMA flood zone designations
• Examining Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs)
• Digital flood map implementation policy
• Flood map modernization and previous stumbles
• Multi-year flood hazard identification plan
Reading and interpreting flood maps
Examining the impact of flood designating and mapping
Reviewing FEMA flood hazard determinations
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Gene Rovak PE. CFM. F.ASCE
Senior Project Manager at Horner & Shifrin, Inc.
Mr. Rovak is a professional engineer and certified floodplain manager with over 40 years of experience in all aspects of floodplain management. His work requires understanding of FEMA regulations and interpretation of FEMA Flood Maps (FIRMs) and Flood Insurance Studies (FIS). Mr. Rovak has extensive experience in Letters of Map Changes (LOMCs), particularly Letters of Map Revisions (LOMRs), which have ranged from single reaches along a channel to large areas affecting many map panels. Related studies have ensured that infrastructure improvements such as bridges or docking facilities would not cause increase in flood heights (“no-rise” studies).
Mr. Rovak’s experience has covered riverine flooding (river and creek channels) as well as level- pool environments (lakes and landlocked floodwater storage). He has performed hydraulic and hydrologic analysis of these systems working with a variety of computer models in the public domain such as Corps of Engineers and EPA, as well as proprietary programs such as ICPR and XP-SWMM. Mr. Rovak’s experience includes steady, unsteady, and network flow simulations.
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Course Title: How to Obtain and Interpret a Flood Map
Delivery Method: Live Online
Course Description: This course examines FEMA flood zone designations, Flood Insurance Rate Maps, and digital flood map implementation policy. It explains how to read and interpret flood maps, the impact of flood designating and mapping, and FEMA flood hazard determinations.
Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to explain FEMA flood zone designations and be able to examine and understand Flood Insurance Rate Maps.
Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to review multi-year flood hazard identifications plans to gain understanding of potential flood risks in the future.
Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to read and interpret flood maps to identify high-risk areas.
Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to review FEMA flood hazard determinations to find if a property, or part of it, is in a flood hazard area and if a borrower is required to obtain flood insurance, and if insurance is available.
LUs: 1.5 LU Type: LU|HSWs.
Prerequisites: Experience with site evaluations and site development planning
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
Course Expiration Date: 12/16/2023
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