RedVector RV-6671

Introduction to FEMA Flood Maps and Flood Studies

Introduction to FEMA Flood Maps and Flood Studies

3 hrs. Online Course

Level: Intermediate

Item#: RV-6671

SME: Bill Tingle, P.G., CFM, CPESC

Average Rating

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This three interactive hour online course will provide the user with a background of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) and Flood Insurance Studies (FIS). It provides the land surveyor, engineer or other user with a comprehensive overview of topics including:
  • Flood studies and map terminology
  • How flood studies are prepared along riverine and coastal floodplains
  • Basic floodplain hydrology and hydraulics
  • Types of FEMA flood maps
  • FIRM zones, reference marks, map features, etc.

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Use and understand common terminology
  • Recognize the various types of floodplain maps and understand their uses
  • Use a Flood Insurance Study (FIS) report
  • Understand reference marks and datums
  • Know how riverine and coastal flood maps are developed
  • Know what a 100-year flood is
  • Understand how to apply the FIRM information to property
SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT: Bill Tingle, P.G., CFM, CPESC
Bill Tingle, P.G., CFM, CPESC Photo
Mr. Tingle is a Professional Geologist and a Certified Floodplain Manager. He holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Geography and Earth Sciences. He has 15 years experience in floodplain management at the local government level and is the Chairman of the North Carolina Association of Floodplain Managers. Bill has worked closely with FEMA staff on various floodplain issues and is a member of the Association of State Floodplain Managers where he serves on a variety of committees. He has authored numerous papers on floodplain management.
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Course Reviews (18)
Great check of basic knowledge
By (Other) on Jul, 09, 2019
Great check of basic knowledge
Lots of good, useful information in this course
By (Professional Organization) on Jan, 07, 2020
Lots of good, useful information in this course. I enjoyed this course very much.
it would be helpful to be able to zoom in further on some of the images
By (Engineer, Professional Organization) on May, 04, 2020
it would be helpful to be able to zoom in further on some of the images
Easy to read and informative
By on May, 14, 2020
Easy to read and informative
This is a looong march!
By (Architect) on Dec, 11, 2019
This is a looong march!
Good course was not three hours
By (Engineer) on Dec, 20, 2019
Good course was not three hours
good
By (Engineer) on Jan, 29, 2020
good
Quite informative
By (Engineer) on Apr, 27, 2020
Quite informative. Well laid out. Had issues with some of knowledge questions not taking an answer, may a glitch.
It has really good lesson however the key information are almost hidden a little too much into the wordings
By on Jul, 29, 2019
It has really good lesson however the key information are almost hidden a little too much into the wordings. A little hard time reading instead maybe I recommend it being a shorter version of a powerpoint presentation with key words identified easily.
Easy to understand
By (Land Surveyor) on Nov, 27, 2019
Easy to understand.
The subject was interesting its just that the graphics are terrible and don't really assist in visualizing the subject better
By on Sep, 12, 2019
The subject was interesting its just that the graphics are terrible and don't really assist in visualizing the subject better
Text in graphics were very hard to read, even when zoomed in
By (Engineer, Land Surveyor) on Sep, 19, 2019
Text in graphics were very hard to read, even when zoomed in.
I didn't realize it was a click through presentation
By (Engineer) on Oct, 08, 2019
I didn't realize it was a click through presentation. Would have preferred video style presentation. Sample screen shots were very low quality.
Higher resolution graphics would be beneficial
By (Landscape Architect) on Nov, 10, 2019
Higher resolution graphics would be beneficial. Most become "grainy" and difficult to read when enlarged
Questions were very difficult
By on Jul, 23, 2019
Questions were very difficult.
The pictures were really grainy and distracted from the learning objective
By on Dec, 17, 2019
The pictures were really grainy and distracted from the learning objective. To better illustrate the different features of a map they picture depicting them should be clear. For example, you cannot make out what the text is on Fig 3-16 (slide 120) for the DFIRM, or Fig 3-17 (slide 123) for the DIFIRM-DLG.
The course is adequate
By (Engineer, Professional Organization, Water Operator) on Dec, 23, 2019
The course is adequate. Similar to reading a regulation or a book. The course pops out of the main red vector page. Thus you have to keep a careful eye on the timer. The timer stopped multiple times while I was reading the course material.
Most of the graphics were not applicable to the text on the page
By (Professional Organization) on Jul, 12, 2019
Most of the graphics were not applicable to the text on the page. I am refreshing my knowledge of FISs and FIRMs. A new learner will be seriously mislead.