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S&T ADCIRC Model Fact Sheet

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.

Conversation with the Andy Neal, Chief Actuary of FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program

FEMA’s own Andy Neal (and team) from the National Flood Insurance Program, was chosen as one of the 27 finalists for the Management Excellence Category of the Samuel J Heyman Service to America Medal – the “Sammie”. On this episode of the FEMA Podcast we talk with Andy Neal about the process of diversifying the NFIP’s risk through reinsurance, and what the Sammie Nomination has meant for his program.

S&T Private Flood Insurance Market Evaluation Project Fact Sheet

While still very small, there is a growing private market for residential flood insurance. With stakeholders providing mixed reviews on the ability of – and interest for – private sector expansion, there are many open questions about the nature of the market today and how it will evolve in the coming years. The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate's (S&T) Flood Apex Program is partnering with the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center, and Resources for the Future, to investigate these mixed reviews.

Written testimony of FEMA for a House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure hearing titled “Examination of FEMA's Limited Role in Local Land Use Development Systems”

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Federal Insurance & Mitigation Administration Assistant Administrator for Mitigation Michael Grimm addresses FEMA’s efforts to strengthen the National Flood Insurance Program compliance with the Endangered Species Act in Oregon, and associated implications for the program nationwide.


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