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Current news and upcoming floodplain-related events and training opportunities

NH Land Surveyors Association Training (3/24/16)


NH Coastal Risk and Hazards Commission Draft Report Now Available
Public Comments Accepted until June 30, 2016

On March 18, 2016, the NH Coastal Risk and Hazards Commission announced the release of their full draft report and recommendations, Preparing New Hampshire for Projected Storm Surge, Sea-Level Rise, and Extreme Precipitation pdf file for public review and comment.

The Commission was established by legislation in 2013 to help coastal communities and the state prepare for projected sea level rise and other coastal and coastal watershed hazards. OEP is one of many state agencies represented on the Commission along with community officials, regional planning commissions, legislators, and other entities.

The public comment period begins on March 18, 2016, and ends on June 30, 2016. Two public meetings will be both held at 7 PM on May 26, 2016, in Greenland and June 1, 2016, in Rye. To find information about the public meetings, learn how to submit comments, or learn more about the Commission, please go to their web site.

2016 Rhode Island Flood Mitigation Association (RIFMA) Annual Meeting - Incentivizing Actionable Resilience to Flooding
April 7, 2016, at Fidelity Investments in Smithfield, RI

The meeting will focus on implementation, highlighting projects, plans, and actions being taken to mitigate and reduce flood risks today and in the future. RIFMA will change it up this year by offering attendees an option between speaker presentations and trainings. 6 CECs for CFMs. Registration is open through April 7, 2016. For more information and how to register, please visit RIFMA's web site.

NFIP Training

Numerous free, online National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) - related trainings are available through FEMA's contractor, STARR. Many of the courses are eligible for CEC credits for Certified Floodplain Managers (CFM).

Use this registration form to register or to check on upcoming courses (click the "Upcoming" tab). New Hampshire is in FEMA Region 1.

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NH Office of Energy and Planning
Governor Hugh J. Gallen State Office Park
Johnson Hall, 3rd Floor  |  107 Pleasant Street  |  Concord, NH 03301
(603) 271-2155  |  fax: (603) 271-2615