Topics for Today


 An overview of the FEMA Risk MAP program


 Major Goals of Risk MAP


 Key Role of Geospatial techn...
Baker’s History with FEMA

• Baker has worked on FEMA flood studies since the
  early 1970s.
• Before 2003, Baker was one ...
What is Risk MAP?
 FEMA’s Risk MAP program is a five-year (2009 to 2014)
  multi-contractor project focused on Multi-Haza...
FEMA Mapping - Then
•Paper Maps, Tables, Reports in a Paper World
•Whatever Digital Data Existed Was Not Maintained
•For F...
FEMA Mapping -Then and Now




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Goals of Risk MAP – The Future
Risk MAP Goals and Measures

    Risk MAP Goals            Risk MAP Measures




                                         ...
Geospatial Technologies in RiskMAP
• New Products beyond GIS Flood Insurance Rate Maps
  – Multi-Frequency Grids, includin...
Multi-Frequency Depth (& Other) Grids

                                1% Depth
          5.4 ft




                     ...
Percent Annual Chance of Flooding

                                    % Annual
         10% +                       Chanc...
% Chance of Flooding Over 30-Yrs

                                    % Chance
           96% +                   Over 30-...
HAZUS Risk Assessments
Contributing Flood Risk Factors

  • Goals:
     – Help communities
       understand their impact
       on the floodplai...
FEMA RISK MAP PROGRAM
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FEMA RISK MAP PROGRAM

  1. 1. Topics for Today  An overview of the FEMA Risk MAP program  Major Goals of Risk MAP  Key Role of Geospatial technologies in RiskMAP 2
  2. 2. Baker’s History with FEMA • Baker has worked on FEMA flood studies since the early 1970s. • Before 2003, Baker was one of three FEMA Mapping Contractors, handling all mapping updates and FEMA support in the western 3rd of the country. • In 2003, Baker was selected as the National Service Provider (NSP) for FEMA’s 5-year, 1.2 billion dollar Map Modernization Program and effectively managed the project to completion in 2009. Over 500 people in more than 15 Baker offices were involved in Map Mod.
  3. 3. What is Risk MAP?  FEMA’s Risk MAP program is a five-year (2009 to 2014) multi-contractor project focused on Multi-Hazard Risk Assessment, Mapping, Analysis, and Planning.  It is a follow-on contract to the five-year Map Modernization program which focused on modernizing FEMA’s library of Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) in GIS format (DFIRMs).  Intended to further enhance the usability and value of flood hazard mapping  Intended to encourage partnerships & innovative uses of flood hazard and risk assessment data in order to maximize flood loss reduction 4
  4. 4. FEMA Mapping - Then •Paper Maps, Tables, Reports in a Paper World •Whatever Digital Data Existed Was Not Maintained •For Flood Insurance Purposes Only
  5. 5. FEMA Mapping -Then and Now 6
  6. 6. Goals of Risk MAP – The Future
  7. 7. Risk MAP Goals and Measures Risk MAP Goals Risk MAP Measures 8
  8. 8. Geospatial Technologies in RiskMAP • New Products beyond GIS Flood Insurance Rate Maps – Multi-Frequency Grids, including Depth and Risk of Flooding Grids – HAZUS Analysis to help quantify risks of flood damages in dollars – Spatial data which pinpoints contributing sources of flood risk (Dams, culverts, impervious surface, levees) – New disemination methods including web services, Google Earth, availability of all backup data online, searchable and downloadable.
  9. 9. Multi-Frequency Depth (& Other) Grids 1% Depth 5.4 ft 2.3 ft
  10. 10. Percent Annual Chance of Flooding % Annual 10% + Chance 5%
  11. 11. % Chance of Flooding Over 30-Yrs % Chance 96% + Over 30-yrs 78% Equation: 1 – (1-p)30
  12. 12. HAZUS Risk Assessments
  13. 13. Contributing Flood Risk Factors • Goals: – Help communities understand their impact on the floodplain – Identify points of interest that may contribute to flooding, or are evidences of where flood losses are occurring – Assist communities in identifying possible mitigation opportunities

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