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Regional Floodplain Management Workshop

UF/IFAS Extension Pinellas County

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM (EST)

Regional Floodplain Management Workshop

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Regional Floodplain Management Workshop

 $15 Registration Fee Includes Lunch

Objective: This course is designed to provide an overview of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and discuss changes resulting from the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 and the new Community Rating System manual.  The workshop will also include a review of effective mitigation strategies and the Coastal Resilience Index tool.  An interactive, facilitated panel discussion will provide an opportunity for attendees to ask questions pertaining to the course content.  

Intended Audience: Floodplain Administrators, CRS Coordinators, Government officials, Community Decision makers, Building, Planning, Public Works, Engineers 

Continuing Education Credits

  • Approved for 4.5 CFM CECs
  • CM credits pending

This workshop will include:

  • Information about the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)
  • Highlights of research on the Community Rating System (CRS) and effectiveness of flood mitigation techniques for communities 
  • Updates to NFIP based on Biggert-Waters Act
  • Introductions to using Green Infrastructure for flood protection 
  • Coastal Resilience Index: Community Self-Assessment
  • Hands-on experience with the CRS evaluation process and potential for improvements in a community’s CRS rating
  • Information about the CRS and recent changes to the system
  • Opportunities to network with other communities also interested in saving money on their flood insurance to share creative 

Expert Presenters and Panelists from: 

  • UF/IFAS Extension, Pinellas County
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency, FEMA
  • Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, DEO
  • Florida Division of Emergency Management, DEM
  • Florida Sea Grant, FSG
  • Texas A & M University 

For more information 

Libby Carnahan at (727) 453-6522; lcarnahan@ufl.edu

Ramona Madhosingh-Hector at (727) 582-2656; rmadhosingh-hector@pinellascounty.org

Reservation policy

Before continuing, we would like to make you aware of our reservation policies. Cancellations - If your class is canceled for any reason you will be notified no less than 24 hours prior to class start. We will provide a full refund for cancellations made by Pinellas County Extension. Refunds may take up to 30 days to process. Payment - We require full payment at time of reservation so be prepared with a credit card to complete this transaction. Refunds - Refunds will be made in the event of a class cancellation or if the registrant requests a refund 24 hours prior to the class time. Reservations - You must be 18 to make a reservation. If you are under 18 and want to attend a class you must register and attend with a parent or guardian.

The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is an Equal Opportunity Institution authorized to provide research, educational information, and other services only to individuals and institutions that function with non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political opinions, or affiliations. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Service, University of Florida, IFAS, Florida A&M University Cooperative Extension Program, and Boards of County Commissioners Cooperating.

Have questions about Regional Floodplain Management Workshop? Contact UF/IFAS Extension Pinellas County

When & Where

Pinellas County Extension
12520 Ulmerton Rd
Largo, FL 33774

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM (EST)

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