FEMA eyes bolstered flood management standards

October 13, 2021
The agency managing the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is seeking public input to inform an update to floodplain management standards for the first time in over four decades, a process that is likely to incorporate increasing risks of climate change-driven flooding. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is considering a revamp of the floodplain standards for land management and use in order to “better align the NFIP with the current understandings of flood risk and flood risk reduction approaches,”...

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