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

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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.

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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 (24)
GOOD REFRESHER
By (Engineer, Land Surveyor) on Feb, 27, 2019
GOOD REFRESHER
Excellent information, very important data for engineers and surveyors
By on Feb, 27, 2019
Excellent information, very important data for engineers and surveyors.
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By (Engineer) on Dec, 31, 2018
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Great check of basic knowledge
By (Other) on Jul, 09, 2019
Great check of basic knowledge
Very well presented information and easy to follow in digital format
By (Engineer) on Dec, 29, 2018
Very well presented information and easy to follow in digital format
There were some slides that had overlying text
By (Engineer) on Dec, 23, 2018
There were some slides that had overlying text. Text on top of other text that was un-readable. Suggest checking slides for discrepancies.
There was no audio for the entire course
By (Engineer) on Feb, 11, 2019
There was no audio for the entire course. Of the 5 courses I have taken this was the first without audio. I would have graded it a 5 with audio.
very good information
By (Engineer, Land Surveyor) on Dec, 14, 2018
very good information
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.
Material needs to be updated to account for improvements to FEMA's current online capabilities
By (Engineer) on Jun, 09, 2019
Material needs to be updated to account for improvements to FEMA's current online capabilities. There should also be information added that includes Coastal A-Zone and LiMWA
some of the pictures showed little relevance to the topic being discussed on a slide by slide basis
By (Professional Organization) on Jun, 16, 2019
some of the pictures showed little relevance to the topic being discussed on a slide by slide basis. More examples of maps or charts showing the specifics of a specific slide will be more informative than many of the photos included here. A good refresher course for me regardless.
good info
By (Landscape Architect) on Jun, 18, 2019
good info.
Multiple slides had illegible text
By (Engineer) on Dec, 26, 2018
Multiple slides had illegible text. Text written over text.
Great source for FEMA flood maps and flood studies
By (Professional Organization) on May, 26, 2019
Great source for FEMA flood maps and flood studies. It would be great if there are more examples included in the course.
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.
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
Questions were very difficult
By on Jul, 23, 2019
Questions were very difficult.
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
Sound would be very useful
By (Geologist / Geoscientist) on Jun, 19, 2019
Sound would be very useful. Also, the use of acronyms, sometimes several on one slide made if difficult to easily follow. Since these are new terms and acronyms, a print out of common terminology and abbreviations/acronyms would be useful, or spell out all the words on the slides, reinforcing the abbreviation each time.
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.
Contained the information expected
By (Engineer) on Feb, 06, 2019
Contained the information expected
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.
Needs video and audio
By (Engineer, Land Surveyor) on Dec, 11, 2018
Needs video and audio.
Lots of errors and poor image quality
By on Feb, 28, 2019
Lots of errors and poor image quality. Content out of date.