3.0 hours Floods and other Natural Hazards – Course Syllabus

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Course Syllabus:

3.0 Elective Hours

The Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act requires the Technical Mapping Advisory Council (TMAC) to review the new national flood mapping program authorized under the 2012 and 2014 flood insurance reform laws. The law requires the Administrator to certify in writing to Congress that FEMA is utilizing “technically credible” data and mapping approaches. The law also requires FEMA to submit the Technical Mapping Advisory Council review report to Congress.

FEMA will be looking to the Technical Mapping Advisory Council for recommendations on how best to meet the legislatively mandated mapping requirements for the new mapping program including the identification of residual risk areas, coastal flooding information, land subsidence, erosion, expected changes in flood hazards with time, and others.

As the new national flood mapping program is being established, FEMA expects there will be opportunities to make incremental improvements to current procedures as it provides flood hazard data and information under the National Flood Insurance Program.

This course reviews the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). After completing this course, the real estate professional will be able to identify a property's flood risk. Homeowner.

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