December 2012 Floodplain Newsletter
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FEMA Map Service Center View a flood map on line.
Community Status Book Find out if your community participates in the National Flood Insurance Program.
FloodSmart.gov Find an agent and learn about flood risk.
Ready.gov Find out what to do before, during, and after a flood.
Kansas Association of Floodplain Management For professionals interested in promoting proper floodplain management in the State of Kansas.
K-State Research and Extension View documents about post-flood stress and flood clean-up.
NOAA/NWS Gauges Click on the interactive map to see real-time stream gauge data.
FEMA Technical Bulletins Bulletins on topics such as floodproof materials, crawl spaces, fill, and flood openings.
Kansas Society of Land Surveyors Find a land surveyor in your area.
Tips for Reducing Flood Risk Find information about protecting property from flood damage and preparing for disasters.
USACE Silver Jackets website A collaboration of federal, state, and local agencies aimed at reducing risks from floods and other natural disasters.
Find lake levels for reservoirs Find data for reservoirs maintained by the US Army Corps of Engineers.
NFIP Material/Publications can be requested from:
FEMA Distribution Center
PO Box 430
Buckeystown, MD 21717
Request for a Lender Flood Hazard Determination Review. Lenders use flood zone determination companies when deciding whether structures are in a floodplain or not. When a structure is not in the floodplain, some property owners apply for a LODR or LOMA or have the lender inform the flood zone determination company that there is a “dispute” and request that the determination be “reviewed” or “rechecked.” (Note: "Dispute," "reviewed," or "re-checked" are the specific words that have to be used; also, lenders should not submit a new determination order). If the property owner cannot get resolution, then a LOMA OAS is an option. Visit the Letters of Map Change page for more information.
List of Flood Zone Determination Companies is available online
National Flood Insurance Reform Act (NFIRA) Bulletins are available upon request via FAX. Send your name and address by FAX to the Federal Insurance Administration at 202-646-4387, attention: Bill Lesser
Written administrative procedures allow for continuity of operations when a new floodplain manager steps into a job. These Written Administrative Procedures provide a fill-in-the-blanks format to make it easy for community adaption.
FEMA flood insurance publications for flood insurance sales agents and for floodplain managers.