FEMA Region 3 Coffee Break Webinars

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FEMA Region 3 Coffee Break Webinars

The Coffee Break webinar series is hosted by FEMA Region 3 Planners and partners.

By FEMA Region 3

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About this event

  • 1 hour
  • Mobile eTicket

FEMA Region 3 hosts a webinar series for anyone who wants to reduce risk in their community. These hour-long “Coffee Breaks” are held every other month. They share mitigation best practices and highlight the work happening at the federal, regional, state and community levels to reduce risk in Region 3.

Coffee Break webinars are open to anyone in the hazard mitigation, resiliency or risk reduction planning fields. This work can be in the public or private sectors. Community planners, emergency and floodplain managers, GIS technicians, government officials, and contractors can attend.

Please note:

  • Webinar log in/call in information will be sent out several days prior to the date of the Coffee Break.
  • Attendees may be eligible to receive continuing education credits.
  • To sign up for future Coffee Break Webinar notifications and the Region 3 Resilience Report Newsletter, you can subscribe HERE.

Upcoming Coffee Breaks

Webinar titles, descriptions, and dates are subject to change.

Planning for Climate Change Impacts

July 19, 2023 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Communities in FEMA Region 3 are no strangers to the effects of climate change on the frequency and severity of natural disasters. In 2020 alone, 22 disasters brought losses of over $1 billion across the U.S. During this webinar, you will learn about how FEMA is planning for climate change, mitigation best practices, and funding opportunities.

Exploring the Hazard Mitigation Planning Process

September 20, 2023 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Developing a hazard mitigation plan may seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. FEMA’s guidance materials can help you create a plan that protects people and property during future events. This webinar introduces the hazard mitigation planning process, from organization to adoption. It also provides suggestions to make each step run smoothly.

Conducting a Risk Assessment

November 8, 2023 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time

When creating a hazard mitigation plan, the risk assessment details the hazards that your community faces. Documenting the geographies, populations and critical facilities at risk will help you identify ways to promote resilience. This webinar will guide you through the risk assessment process.

Previous Coffee Breaks

Webinars marked with an asterisk (*) were recorded.


  • Increasing Resilience through Land Use Planning and Building Codes*
  • Discovering Mitigation Alternatives*
  • Refining Your Hazard Mitigation Plan’s Scope of Work*


  • Identifying & Prioritizing At-Risk Community Assets
  • Funding Your Hazard Mitigation Actions*
  • Future Conditions and Hazard Mitigation Planning*
  • Establishing Meaningful Outreach Strategies*
  • Addressing Equity Through Hazard Mitigation Planning*
  • Utilizing University Partnerships in Hazard Mitigation Planning *


  • Exploring FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Planning Guidance and Resources*
  • Connecting Climate Change to Hazard Mitigation Planning*
  • Exploring Approaches to Plan Integration*
  • Identifying Technical Assistance Opportunities and Resources*
  • Successful Project Planning*
  • Exploring Mitigation Actions*


  • Incorporating Historic and Cultural Resources in Your Hazard Mitigation Plan*
  • Annual Hazard Mitigation Plan Reviews: Options and Outcomes*
  • Addressing the Risks of High Hazard Potential Dams*
  • Tracking Risk Reduction through Your Capabilities Assessment*
  • Bringing Lifelines into Hazard Mitigation Planning*


  • Utilizing Universities as Partners in Hazard Mitigation Plan Drafting and Implementation
  • Floodplain Management and Hazard Mitigation Planning
  • Engaging the Arts in Mitigation & Planning*
  • Revisiting Loss Avoidance and the Benefit Cost Analysis Process*
  • Integrating EPA Programs and Hazard Mitigation Planning*


  • Developing FEMA Mitigation Planning Grant Applications: Better Plans Start with Better Scopes of Work
  • New Approaches to Improving Your Hazard Risk Assessments
  • Integrating Your Long Range Vision with your Hazard Mitigation Plan
  • Loss Avoidance Studies: Quantify the Benefits of Mitigation
  • Leveraging Your Hazard Mitigation Plan to do More


  • Building your Hazard Mitigation Planning Team
  • Improving Your Risk Analysis
  • Effective Public Engagement

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FEMA Region 3