Guide to Development in FEMA's Regulatory Floodway (RV-2355)
This 1-hour online course provides the user with a comprehensive overview of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) "regulatory floodway," or simply the "floodway." The purpose of the floodway is to reserve the central part of the floodplain, to ensure that some part of the floodplain will remain open to carry floodwaters, efficiently. The floodway is one of the most overlooked and misunderstood aspects of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and community development. This course examines special considerations for development associated with the floodway, which must be understood by engineers, building officials, developers, and others.
Health, Safety and Welfare
At the conclusion of this course, you will know:
•How to distinguish the floodway from other portions of the floodplain
•How the floodway is determined
•The minimum NFIP requirements for development in floodways
•Application of the floodway to the development process
•Examples of development in the floodway
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