Resilient NJ Shore 12 7-12 crowley

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A look at FEMA's role in coordinating post-disaster relief and suggestions for steps that can be taken to minimize future risk along the Jersey Shore.

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  • Prepared. Responsive. Committed.We are committed to building disaster resilient communities
  • Specifically on the environment, beaches, dunes, lagoons, wetlands are natural barriers for making communities more resilient-Social -Economic -Housing -Environment
  • Working together to build back safer, smarter, and strongerCitizens are looking to you to better protect the community from flood risk. Savvy community leaders are looking to the future to ensure the long-term safety and sustainability of their entire communities.Mitigation is the foundation for building back more resilient communitiesMitigation is taking action now—before the next disaster. Rebuilding homes or businesses after a disaster is the right time to incorporate techniques to prevent future disaster damages. Community decisions made now affect the lives and investments of everyone in the community for decades. Resilience – long-term solutions that provide a return on our investmentSustainability – reducing the financial burden in future disasters creates a healthier overall economic environment
  • ***CALL OUT BOXES: leveraged these callouts from a Risk MAP presentation and modified them slightly; may or may not want to use itOne approach does not work for all communitiesEach community has its unique challenges and goals for rebuildingNobody knows a neighborhood better then its own citizensFEMA partners with your community to provide tools and support for informed planning and decisionsAdvisory Flood Risk Information (base flood elevations, risk zones,areas of wave action)Where should I build? Should I relocate?How high should I build?What other conditions will affect the property?Building Sciences (technical guidance,best practices)What are the building standards and requirements (A zone, V zone)?What construction materials should be used?Floodplain Management and Insurance (ordinance templates, CRS) What are the floodplain management requirements?Should we adopt higher standards (freeboard, V zone techniques in coastal A zones, etc)?What CRS credits can we get to reduce insurance costs for our community?Mitigation Planning and AssistanceWhat does my State plan say?What does my local plan say?Is my project eligible for a mitigation grant?Should we buy out flood-prone homes through HUD programs?Communications and Outreach (presentations, brochures, fact sheets, mentoring)How do we reach out to citizens?Who else in my community can spread the message (chamber of commerce, developers, lenders, insurance agents, etc)?
  • Flood Risk Report Provides stakeholders with a comprehensive understanding of flood hazard and risk exposure within their community, watershed, or other geographic area. The report parallels the Flood Insurance Study report by providing a narrative of the flood risk assessment methodology and results. The report provides risk assessment information at the project level, placing emphasis on risk reduction activities that may have impacts beyond the specific stream area or community. The report will also provide risk assessment information that can be incorporated into mitigation plans. Flood Risk MapDepicts select flood risk data for jurisdictions within the project area, emphasizing that risk reduction activities may have an impact beyond the site The Flood Risk DatabasePrimary source to access information collected and developed during the flood risk assessment process. The Flood Risk Database parallels the Flood Insurance Rate Map database. It is a project-level database that includes flood risk assessment data collected, created, and analyzed during the flood risk project.
  • What are ABFEs?Advisory Base Flood Elevations and updated flood maps offer the best available data for post disaster recovery and building.They were created using more recent and improved data than the communities’ existing Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) which do not adequately reflect the current coastal flood hazard risk. Elevating to or above the ABFE is a good way to reduce flood risk and has a good return on investment for rebuilding homes damaged in Sandy.How to Property Owners Benefit from ABFEs?Rebuilding using ABFEs may have a higher initial cost, but will likely result in lower long term costs for property owners by having structures that are more resistant to costly flood damageBy elevating higher, property owners may have a flood insurance premium that is significantly lower then without the extra elevationWhat Outcome are We Trying to Achieve?Building safer and stronger to help mitigate the risk against future disasters
  • Understanding the updated flood risk allows communities to take action to reduce their risk in future flood eventsSome steps communities and property owners can take to proactively reduce risk:Include a freeboard standard in local ordinances that require a structure’s lowest floors to be elevated at least 2 feet above the Advisory BFEs shown on the maps Include a requirement that requires V zone construction standards in the Coastal A zones shown on the Advisory MapsAdd vents to enclosures, install breakaway walls, or relocate structures further from potential flood sources, where possibleExplore acquisition and elevation projects; may be eligible for mitigation grantsWhat are the benefits?Lower flood insurance premiums for buildings in high-risk areas that are elevated above minimum requirementsMore likely eligibility for FEMA grant programs Communities who invest in mitigation planning in the near-term are stronger, safer in the long-termOpportunity to be a leader in flood risk reduction and support more resilient coastal communities
  • Looking at NJ– what can communities in NJ do to respond?The Devastation of SandyGovernor Christie said Hurricane Sandy caused $29.4 billion in damages to New Jersey, but cautioned the estimate would probably rise once next summer’s tourism season, populations shifts and the effect of real estate values were taken into considerationFEMA estimated more than 122,000 structures in NJ were damaged or destroyed [CITE: information was found here: *http://www.fema.gov/news-release/new-jersey-recovery-one-month-laterThe Path ForwardGovernor Christie said New Jersey has received three grants, totaling $31.1 million. Federal funds obligated to assist the residents and communities in NJ have totaled more than $730 millionAdditional dollars being spent from SBA Loans, Insurance Claims, and Property Owner funds to RebuildProperty owners are striving to “rebuild by Memorial Day”
  • Communities will be more resilient through the use of ABFEsThese advisory BFEs will provide the best data to local officials who then pass it along to the home ownersHome owners who follow the advisory BFEs will be building stronger homes that will be safer in the face of major stormsFEMA will continue to:Encourage Safe BuildingProvide the Best Available DataBy using ABFEs communities will be using the best available data to build safer and strongerWork with CommunitiesFEMA is working closely with communities in the aftermath of Hurricane SandyFEMA will continue to work with State and local officials providing technical assistance to help resolve issues related to the use of new ABFEsTogether, we all can create stronger and safer communities that are better equipped to handle the next major storm
  • Resilient NJ Shore 12 7-12 crowley

    1. 1. Sandy: Building Back Stronger, Safer & More ResilientTim Crowley, Director, Mitigation Division, FEMA Region IIDecember 2012
    2. 2. Content The FEMA Mission Building Back Jersey Strong Community-Based Informed Decision Making Everyday Risk Identification • Advisory Base Flood Elevations (ABFEs) Risk Reduction The New Jersey Situation and Path Forward Conclusion: Community Resilience Q&A Appendix 2
    3. 3. The FEMA Commitment We are committed to building disaster resilient communitiesFEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards. 3
    4. 4. Building Back as a Whole CommunityFEMA is only one part of our nation’s emergency management team. Wemust collectively work together to build back safer, smarter and moreresilient The National Disaster Recovery Framework Housing Economic Social Environmental 4
    5. 5. Building Back Jersey Strong Working together to build back safer, smarter, and stronger • Citizens are looking to you to better protect the community from flood risk Mitigation is the foundation for building back more resilient communities • Mitigation is taking action now- before the next disaster 5
    6. 6. Community-Based Informed DecisionMaking One approach does not work for all communities FEMA partners with your community to provide tools and support for informed planning and decisions that fit a community’s specific needs: • Advisory Flood Risk Information • Building Sciences • Floodplain Management and Insurance Flood insurance is only • Mitigation Planning and Assistance one way to protect ourselves. As we rebuild • Communications and Outreach our community, there are steps we can and should take to reduce the impact of future floods. We’re working to keep you informed about your flood risk and taking proactive steps to protect our community. 6
    7. 7. Every Day Risk Identification FEMA is providing tools to local communities to make informed decisions to build back stronger and more resilient while maintaining a community’s unique character • Advisory Base Flood Elevations (AFEs) During non-disaster times, FEMA provides tools to communities in order to enable more informed decision making • Flood Risk Database • Flood Risk Report • Flood Risk Map 7
    8. 8. Risk Identification: ABFEs What are ABFEs? • ABFEs offer the best available data post disaster recovery and building How do property owners benefit from ABFEs? • Rebuilding using ABFEs may have a higher initial cost, but will likely result in lower term costs for property owners What outcomes are we trying to achieve? • Building safer and stronger to help mitigate risk against future disasters ABFE prototype for illustrative purposes only. 8
    9. 9. Risk Reduction Understanding the updated flood risk allows communities to take action to reduce their risk to future flood events Proactively Reduce Risk • Add vents to enclosures, install breakaway walls, or relocate structures further from potential flood sources, where possible • Ensure property owners build with freeboard • Engage the community in mitigation planning  Benefits • Lower flood insurance premiums for buildings in high- risk areas that are elevated above minimum requirements • More eligibility for FEMA grant programs 9
    10. 10. The New Jersey Situation and Path Forward The Devastation of Sandy • Hurricane Sandy caused $29.4 billion in damages to New Jersey • FEMA estimated more then 122,000 structures in New Jersey were damaged or destroyed*  The Path Forward • Federal funds obligated to assist the residents and communities in New Jersey have totaled more then $730 million • Additional dollars being spent from SBA Loans, Insurance claims, and property owner funds to rebuild • Property owners are striving to “rebuild by Memorial Day”*http://www.fema.gov/news-release/new-jersey-recovery-one-month-later 10
    11. 11. Conclusion: Community Resilience FEMA Community Everyone Create More Provides Best Officials Adopt Takes Resilient Available Data Higher Mitigation Communities (e.g ABFEs) Standards Action Together, we all can create stronger and safer communities that are better equipped to handle the next major storm 11
    12. 12. Q&A 12
    13. 13. Tim Crowley| tim.crowley@fema.dhs.gov 13

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