The ADvanced CIRCulation (ADCIRC) storm surge model combines rain, atmospheric pressure, and wind forecasts to predict when, where, and to what extent flooding will inundate a coastal community with greater precision than other available models. This enables decision-makers to identify which locations will become unsafe and plan for mitigation and response before severe storms occur.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) is ready to take the steps necessary toward cost effective, faster and frequently updated flood risk assessment tools.
Written testimony of FEMA for a Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship hearing titled “No More Hikes: Small Business Survival Amidst Unaffordable Flood Insurance Rate Increases”
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration Deputy Associate Administrator for Insurance & Mitigation Roy Wright addresses FEMA’s efforts to strengthen the National Flood Insurance Program and reduce the financial loss from damage to property caused by floods.
Written testimony of FEMA for a Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship field hearing titled “How Flood Insurance Rate Increases and Flood Mapping Policy Changes Will Impact Small Businesses and Economic Growth”
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration Deputy Associate Administrator Brad Kieserman and FEMA Deputy Associate Administrator for Mitigation Roy Wright address the impacts of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) on small businesses.
Written testimony of FEMA Administrator for a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security hearing titled “Insuring our Future: Building a Flood Insurance Program We Can Live With, Grow With, and Prosper With”
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Craig Fugate addresses FEMA’s implementation of the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014 (HFIAA).