Pennsylvania Association of State Floodplain Managers

Upcoming events

    • May 25, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Zoom link provided

    Residential Mitigation Activities: Acquisitions, Demolitions and Mitigation/Reconstruction – What you need to know

    May 25, 2022, 12:00 - 1:30

    Webinar presented by: Thomas Hughes, Director of the Emergency Management Mitigation, Insurance and Resilient Communities Office at the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency.

    The most common hazard mitigation project is the acquisition and demolition of flood-risk homes or “buyouts.” The acquisition is considered the best mitigation because it eliminates the hazard of flooding in a risk area – no homes, no losses. Although neither as common nor as effective as acquisition or relocation out of the floodplain, home elevation and mitigation/reconstruction mitigation options and approaches are also viable and more palatable for built-out communities. During this webinar, PEMA State Hazard Mitigation Officer Tom Hughes will explain the special concerns related to all 3 options and what goes into these grant applications, and how PEMA evaluates projects for funding.

    FREE for PAFPM Members

    Just $15 for non-members

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    CFM Credits will be made available.

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Past events

March 23, 2022 National Weather Service: Data and Forecasts
December 08, 2021 Virtual Workshop - PAFPM Comments on NFIP Minimum Floodplain Management Standards
December 01, 2021 WEBINAR: Floodplain Design and Construction
October 14, 2021 Inclusive Flood Insurance: Approaches to Improve Affordability
September 22, 2021 PAFPM September Social (In-Person Event)
August 25, 2021 Equity in Floodplain Management
June 02, 2021 Risk Rating 2.0 Updates
May 19, 2021 WEBINAR: Floodplain Management Through Building Codes
April 21, 2021 WEBINAR: Hazard Mitigation Planning in Floodplain Management
March 16, 2021 Floodplain Management Symposium March 2021
February 22, 2021 Floodplain Management Exam Prep
January 13, 2021 NJ Blue Acres: Buy-out Program Webinar
December 15, 2020 March 2021 Floodplain Management Symposium - Call for Presenters/Trainers Only
October 22, 2020 Implementation of GIS and Hydrologic/Hydraulic Modelling for Integrated Floodplain/ Stormwater Management
October 09, 2020 Floodplain Management 101
September 30, 2020 September Webinar Series: #5
September 29, 2020 FEMA 2020 Non-Disaster Grant Opportunities through PEMA
September 23, 2020 September Webinar Series: #4
September 16, 2020 September Webinar Series: #3
September 09, 2020 September Webinar Series: #2
September 02, 2020 September Webinar Series: #1
June 01, 2020 2020 Conference - Call for Presenters Only
June 01, 2020 2020 Conference - Call for Sponsors Only
May 14, 2020 Floodplain Management 101
March 27, 2020 Historic Structures and Floodplain Management
January 14, 2020 Approximate (Zone A) Floodplain Water Surface Elevation Application.
September 10, 2019 PAFPM 2019 Annual Conference
September 18, 2018 PAFPM 2018 Annual Conference
September 17, 2018 National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Training for Floodplain Administrators
June 05, 2018 Connecting the Drops

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463 Mill Street
Danville, PA 17821

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