Hidalgo County Flood 101 and Mitigation Funding Workshop

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City of Weslaco- Public Works Facilities

1912 Joe Stephens Avenue

Weslaco, TX 78599

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Join us on September 17th for a one-day event on floodplain management and mitigation funding opportunities

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Overview: Floodplain management (TWDB’s abridged Flood 101 course) classes in the morning followed by flood-related funding, programs, and resources in the afternoon. 7 CECs are available for Floodplain Managers attending this workshop.

Hosted by: Texas Division of Emergency Management, Texas Water Development Board, FEMA Region 6 Texas Recovery Office

If you need accommodations for the meeting, please contact us at your earliest convenience.


8:00am-12:00pm Flood 101 Mitigation Class

Section 3: Flood Maps (1 hour)- Understanding the basics of how Flood Insurance Rate Maps are developed and how to access and read them

Section 4: Flood Damage Prevention Ordinances/Court Orders (1 hour)- An overview of the minimum compliance standards for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program

Section 5: Permits and Variances (1 hour)- Information on how to enforce and regulate development within the floodplain

Section 8: Substantial Damage and Substantial Improvements (1 hour)- Understanding duties and operations within the floodplain when structures are damaged or improved/renovated.

12:00pm- 1:00pm Lunch

1:00pm – 2:00pm DR-4454 Map Exhibit Review

Customized community maps of Cameron County for public/official review. During this exhibit we will analyze areas to determine benefits from mitigation, discuss incorporating mitigation in project planning and impacts from the larger watershed.

2:00pm – 3:00pm Agency Presentations

Presentations covering funding opportunities, eligibility requirements, application guidelines and services provided to assist with mitigation and resiliency planning and operations.

• Texas General Land Office| Presenter

• United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development | Presenter

• United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resource Conservation Service | Presenter

• Texas Water Development Board | Presenter

• Communities Unlimited | Presenter

3:00pm – 4:00pm Round Table Q+A Discussions

This will be your chance to connect with the presenters and ask questions related to your situation. We will rotate every 15 min. to a different partner table.

4:00pm – 5:00pm Closing Comments/Post-Presentation Networking

Overview of questions received during Round Table Q&A that would benefit the entire group.

Opportunity for informal discussions of shared issues and initiatives to establish and discuss next steps for mitigation mission progression.

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City of Weslaco- Public Works Facilities

1912 Joe Stephens Avenue

Weslaco, TX 78599

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