The 2013-2014 Floodplain Workshop dates have been released. Please see below for more information as to where, who and the day of these workshops.
|February 19th||Norman||Joining the CRS, Low Impact ...||Jeff Bigby|
|March 4th||Bartlesville||Risk Map, Establishing BFE's ...||Joe Remondini|
To see the full list of dates, and course topics, please view/download the following list.
|December 11||Biggert-Waters 2012 - CRS User Groups||Click Here|
|December 12||Biggert-Waters 2012-2013 Changes||Click Here|
Flood Picture/Video Contest
|OFMA is preparing a new series of outreach presentations known as OFMA Essentials and looking for pictures and videos of flooding. In order to get the best photos and videos, the Outreach Committee is holding a contest -- with a $50 gift card for the winner in each category.
Submissions can be sent to Tom Leatherbee by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. For larger video clips, contact Tom for submittal instructions. The deadline for submissions is November 1st.
Fine print: You must have the rights to any photo or video you submit and you grant OFMA an irrevocable license to use that media in outreach pieces and for other organization purposes. Please include how you wish the photo/video to be credited with your submission. Multiple entries are allowed, and may increase your odds of winning.
Flood Insurance Affordability
|ASFPM supports many of the provisions of the 2012 NFIP Reform bill, otherwise known as Biggert-Waters 2012, usually shortened to BW-12. A centerpiece of this reform bill was to make the NFIP more financially sound. At the time the bill passed (May 2012) and was signed (7-6-12), the NFIP was over $17 billion in debt to the US Treasury (taxpayer), with little chance the program could ever repay that debt (now, the program is $23 billion in debt to the Treasury , [expected to go to $25 billion as a result of Sandy]). As such, Congress looked closely at why the program was in debt and what could be changed to improve it. The changes include many provisions for significant increases in flood insurance premiums to move them toward full risk rates and other measures to improve the financial soundness of the NFIP. ASFPM supports fiscal soundness for the NFIP.
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