Floodplain Management Training

Upcoming Training Opportunities

Floodproofing

When: March 5, 2024
Time: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Virtual class via Zoom. Click Here to register for the class.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

This course will cover the requirements for wet floodproofing. Topic will include permitting, variance, and performance standards. Dry floodproofing will be compared and contrasted on the same topics. Finally, residential floodproofed basements and lessons learned will be covered. Approved for 1 CEC.

LOMA and LOMR-F Class

When: March 27, 2024
Time: 9:00 am - 11:00am
Virtual class via Zoom. Click Here to register for the class.

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This course compares the LOMA and LOMR-F and completion of the forms. Part 1 focuses on the LOMA and Part 2 focuses on the LOMR-F. Approved for 2 CECs and participants must complete polls questions to earn a certificate.

Post Flood Responsibility Class

When: April 11, 2024
Time: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Virtual class via Zoom. Click Here to register for the class.

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Substantial Damage Estimation Overview

When: May 14, 2024
Time: 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Virtual class via Zoom. Click Here to register for the class

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Recent Virtual Training

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State Permitting

This course will walk the participants through what is required for state permitting. The class will included when a state permit is required and what is required to submit an application.

View a recording of the class here.

Basics of the NFIP: Part 1

This two-part course is for officials responsible for administrating their local floodplain management ordinance, as well as those who work closely with floodplain management. This is a beginner class and an introduction to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and floodplain management. The focus is on the NFIP and concepts of floodplain management, maps and studies, ordinance administration and the relationship between floodplain management.

View a recording of the class here.

Basics of the NFIP: Part 2


This two-part course is for officials responsible for administrating their local floodplain management ordinance, as well as those who work closely with floodplain management. This is a beginner class and an introduction to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and floodplain management. The focus is on the NFIP and concepts of floodplain management, maps and studies, ordinance administration and the relationship between floodplain management. 

View a recording of the class here.

Letter of Map Revision

This workshop provides an overview of the LOMC process, the options for LOMC's, fees, methods, and timelines. It also covers the aspects of the MT Applications, including examples, common issues, and a questions and answer session. View the recording of the workshop here.

Elevation Certificates: Section A (A/B/C)

This class focuses on Sections A, B, and C of the new FEMA elevation certificate form. View a recording of the training here.

Elevation Certificates: Section B (E/F/G)

This class focuses on Sections E, G, and F of the new FEMA elevation certificate form. View a recording of the training here.

Elevation Certificates: Section C (H & I)

This class focuses on Sections H and I of the elevation certificate form. View a recording of the training here.


How to Issue a Floodplain Permit

The Kansas Department of Agriculture offered a free virtual training designed for community officials and covers the process of reviewing a local floodplain development permit.

You can view a recording of the training here.
 

Violation and Enforcement Class

This course will focus on investigating alleged violations, sending notices to property owners, and meeting with violators to resolve matters.

You can view a recording of the training here.

The History and Future of Floodplain Maps

This one-hour virtual class is for floodplain managers interested in learning the background and future of floodplain mapping. Kansas now has statewide base level engineering (BLE), an efficient modeling and mapping approach to show credible flood hazard, which will assist communities in the future, particularly those without a FEMA flood insurance rate map (FIRM), that may be able to use the BLE as best available data. The course will briefly cover the history and background of mapping and the NFIP, then move into the methodology and technical applications and uses the BLE data.

You can view a recording of the training here.

Substantial Damage Estimation Overview

This class is for officials responsible for conducting or delegating substantial damage assessments after flooding or any other damage to structure in the floodplain. This class will give an introduction and overview of FEMA's Substantial Damage Estimator software and how it can be used to produce consistent, organized, and defensible damage assessments.

You can review a recording of the training here.  

Post Flood Responsibility

This course will cover community responsibilities after a flood. Topics will include survey damages, substantial damages, permits for repairs and other considerations.

You can review a recording of the training here.

LOMA and LOMR-F Parts 1 and 2

This compares LOMA and LOMR-F and completion of the forms. Part 1 focuses on the LOMA and Part 2 focuses on the LOMR-F.

You can view a recording of the training here.

Floodproofing

This course will cover the requirements for wet floodproofing. Topics will include permitting, variances, and performance standards. Dry floodproofing will be compared and contrasted on the same topics. Finally, residentially floodproofed basements and lessons learned will be covered.

You can view a recording of the training here.

State Floodplain Permitting Training

This course will walk the participates through what is required for state permitting. The class will include when a state permit is required and what is required to submit an application. This class has been approved for 1 hour of Continuing Education Credit (CEC) toward the Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) credential.

You can view a recording of the training here.

Basics of the NFIP

This two-part course is for officials responsible for administrating their local floodplain management ordinance, as well as those who work closely with floodplain management. This is a beginner class and an introduction to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and floodplain management. The focus is on the NFIP and concepts of floodplain management, maps and studies, ordinance administration, and the relationship between floodplain management.

Recording:
Basics of the NFIP - Part 1.
Basics of the NFIP - Part 2.


How to Fill Out Elevation Certificates

Elevation Certificates: Section A
This video focuses on Section A of the elevation certificate form.

Elevation Certificates: Section B
This video focuses on Section B of the elevation certificate form.

Elevation Certificates: Section C, D, & E
This class focus on Section C, D, and E of the elevation certificate form.

How to Complete a Floodplain Development Permit

This video is designed for community officials and covers the 9-step process of completing and reviewing a local floodplain development permit.

Inspecting Violations and Giving Notices

This free class is designed for floodplain managers and community officials responsble for enforcing floodplain management regulations. This course will focus on investigating alleged volations and sending notices to property owners. Virtual Training was held on September 14, 2022 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.


Meeting with Violators and Resolving Issues

This free class is designed for floodplain managers and community officials responsible for enforcing floodplain management regulations. The couse will focus on meeting with violators and resolving matters. Vitural Training was held on September 14, 2022 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Substantial Damage Overview

This class is for officials responsible for conducting or delegating substantial damage assessments after flooding or any other damage to structures in the floodplain. This class will give an introduction and overview of FEMA's Substantial Damage Estimator software and how it can be used to produce consistent, organized, and defensible damage assessments. Download of the software is not required. Approved for 2 hours of Continuing Education Credit (CEC) toward the Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) credential. Virtual Training held on February 24, 2022 from 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.


Post Flood Responsibility

This course will cover community responsibilities after a flood.  Topics will include surveying damages, substantial damages, permits for repairs and other considerations. The format will be an online webinar using the Zoom software platform. This class has been approved for 1 hour of Continuing Education Credit (CEC) toward the Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) credential.  Virtual Training held on December 13, 2021 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

 

Floodproofing

This course will cover the requirements for wet floodproofing. Topics will include permitting, variances, and performance standards. Dry floodproofing will be compared and contrasted on the same topics. Finally, residentially floodproofed basements and lessons learned will be covered. Virtual Training held on December 27th, 2021, from 1:00 p.m.—2:00 p.m.

 

Steps to Win Mitigation Projects:
Developing a Scope of Work (SOW)

KDA-DWR has requested from and worked with FEMA's CERC contractor, Resilience Action Partners to provide this course. This course will cover:

• What to include in a SOW
• Creating a Story Narrative.
• Sample Project SOW Critique.
• Ways the Division of Water Resources can help

Please see the course flyer for more information. The format will be an online webinar using the Zoom software platform. Virtual Training held on August 6, 2021 from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.

 

FEMA BRIC Grant Hazard Mitigation Funding Webinar

This webinar will cover information about FEMA's Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) hazard mitigation grant program as well as the Community Rating System (CRS). BRIC helps communities reduce risk from natural hazards and disasters by funding well-designed mitigation projects. CRS provides discounts on insurance premiums and reduces risk by giving communities the opportunity to take floodplain management initiatives above NFIP minimum requirements. FEMA Grants Management Specialist/BRIC Coordinator Angela Droege, ISO CRS Specialist Melissa Mitchell, and the Kansas Hazard Mitigation Officer, Jeanne Bunting will be Presenting. Hosted by Todd Tucker, Natural Hazard Program Specialist/CRS Liaison Region VII. This class has been approved for 1 hour of Continuing Education Credit (CEC) toward the Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) credential. Virtual Training held on July 12, 2021 from 11 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


How to File a LOMC: Part 1

Part 1 of the How to File a LOMR class will include an overview of the LOMC process, the options for LOMC’s, fee’s, methods, and timelines.  It will also include aspects of the MT Applications, including examples.  MT Applications review will continue in Part 2.  Virtual Training held on April 28, 2021 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM.


How to File a LOMC: Part 2

Part 2 of the How to File a LOMR class will discuss aspects of the MT Applications, including examples.  MT Applications review will be a continuation from Part 1.  Part 2 will include an exercise that will take attendees from start to finish of prepping a model and filling out the MT Application.  This training will also consider lessons learned from floodplain administrators, engineers and reviewers.  Virtual Training held on April 29, 2021 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM.
 

Flood Insurance Claims Handbook Overview

This course will cover various aspects of the NFIP claim process. Such highlights will include the claim process, coverages, appeals, and other considerations. The format will be an online webinar using the Zoom software platform. This class has been approved for 1 hour of Continuing Education Credit (CEC) toward the Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) credential.  Virtual Training held on April 29th, 2021 from 11:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.


Kansas Quick Guide

This is a basic level course, covering the Kansas 2019 Quick Guide. We will go over each topic covered in the booklet. It will touch on the many aspects of floodplain management. Virtual Training held on April 1st, 2021 from 10:00—11:00 a.m.


How to Complete a Floodplain Development Permit

This course covers the basic 9-step process of completing and reviewing a local floodplain development permit.  Virtual Training on March 25th, 2021 from 10:00—11:00 a.m.


LOMA and LOMR-F Part 1

This class compares LOMA and LOMR-F and completion of the forms. Part 1 focuses on the LOMA. Virtual training was held on November 29, 2021 from 1:00 p.m.—2:00 p.m.

LOMA and LOMR-F Part 2

This class compares LOMA and LOMR-F and completion of forms. Part 2 focuses on the LOMR-F.  Virtual training was held on November 30, 2021 from 1:00 p.m.—2:00 p.m.


How to File a LOMR: Part 1

Part 1 of the How to File a LOMR class will include an overview of the LOMC process, the options for LOMC’s, fee’s, methods, and timelines.  It will also include aspects of the MT Applications, including examples.  MT Applications review will continue in Part 2.  Virtual Training was held on December 9th, 2020 from 10:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.


How to File a LOMR: Part 2

Part 2 of the How to File a LOMR class will discuss aspects of the MT Applications, including examples.  MT Applications review will be a continuation from Part 1.  Part 2 will include an exercise that will take attendees from start to finish of prepping a model and filling out the MT Application.  This training will also consider lessons learned from floodplain administrators, engineers and reviewers. Virtual Training was held on December 10th, 2020 from 10:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.


Websites for Floodplain Management Success

This class is for officials responsible for administering their local floodplain management ordinance. The focus is on using State and Federal websites for information on Base Flood Elevations, Map Data and LiDAR. Includes a demo. Virtual Training held on September 16th, 2020 from 11:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.



Previous trainings. Some recordings are available on request:

2D Modeling Applications Training

The Kansas Department of Agriculture hosted a free workshop on HEC-RAS 2D modeling applications provided by WSP.  This workshop utilized HEC-RAS 6.3.1 and ArcGIS Pro and goal of this workshop was to educate participants on the preparation of input data needed for HEC-RAS 2D modeling  using ArcGIS Pro, setting up and running a HEC-RAS 2D rain-on-mesh model, and how to derive and use the modeling results. This class was approved for 12 Continuing Education Credits (CEC) toward the Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) credential.


Benefit-Cost Analysis (BCA) Workshop

The goal of the Benefit-Cost Analysis (BCA) Workshop is to educate participants on the software and information needed to perform a BCA on potential mitigation projects using FEMA's current BCA software (version 6.0). This course will assist participants in developing  quality BCAs to use when developing grant applications for the FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) grant programs.  The BCA Toolkit can be downloaded from the following link: https://www.fema.gov/grants/guidance-tools/benefit-cost-analysis.

 

Floodplain Design, Construction, and Impacts on Flood Insurance

This course provides insight into the importance of proper foundation flood vents and dry floodproofing techniques for buildings located in a flood zone. It will identify FEMA Technical Bulletins 1, 2, and 3, the National Flood Insurance Program, ASCE 24-14, ICC, and Building Code regulations and standards as they relate to sustaining foundations and overall business continuity in flood hazard areas. The course will also analyze the role of building compliance in securing lowering flood insurance rates and what mitigation solutions are available for both residential and non-residential structures. The format will be an online webinar using the Zoom software platform. This class has been approved for 1 hour of Continuing Education Credit (CEC) toward the Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) credential.  Virtual Training held on August 19th, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.


ArcGIS Pro For Floodplain Management

Part 1

Part 1 of the ArcGIS Pro for Floodplain Management class focuses on accessing floodplain data and how to manipulate and symbolize floodplain data using ArcGIS Pro.  The data sources explored include the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Flood Map Service Center (MSC) and the GIS services offered by the Kansas Department of Agriculture – Division of Water Resources (KDA-DWR) and the Kansas Data Access and Support Center (DASC). The data explored include floodplain boundaries and LiDAR based ground elevations. Virtual Training held on September 22nd, 2020 from 10:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.

Part 2

Part 2 of the ArcGIS Pro for Floodplain Management class builds on the topics learn in Part 1 by exploring how ArcGIS Pro can be used in floodplain management activities. Activities explored include calculating a Base Flood Elevation (BFE), identifying properties residing in the floodplain, and creating maps to communicate floodplain information including how to make Community Rating System (CRS) maps for credits in this program. Virtual Training held on September 23rd, 2020 from 10:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.

Independent Study Training Opportunities

Independent Study Courses:

Floodplain Management Training - Independent Study Instructions
Floodplain Elevation Certificate Section A - Floodplain EC Section A

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