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News, Events and Training

Current news and upcoming floodplain-related events and training opportunities


  • The new floodplain maps for the four communities in the Strafford County project area (Durham, Madbury, Dover, and Rollinsford) will become effective on September 30, 2015. Go to Coastal NH Floodplain Mapping Project for more information.
  • Managing Floodplain Development Through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Course pdf file

    The NH Floodplain Management Program will be offering the Managing Floodplain Development Through the NFIP course this fall! It will be held September 28—October 2, 2015, at the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services Regional Office at Pease International Tradeport, Portsmouth NH.

    This course is designed to provide a training opportunity for local officials responsible for administering their local floodplain management ordinance. The course will focus on the NFIP and concepts of floodplain management, maps and studies, ordinance administration, and the relationship between floodplain management and flood insurance. Participants that are Certified Floodplain Managers (CFM) are also eligible to receive 12 CECs for attending this 4-day course. A CFM exam will be held on the last day of the course.

    Seating is limited, register early! The registration deadline is September 1, 2015.

    To register for the course, please fill out the application pdf file and send to jennifer.gilbert@nh.gov.

  • April 1, 2015 Flood Insurance Changes

    Flood insurance rates and other charges will be revised for new or existing policies beginning on April 1, 2015. In addition to insurance rates, other changes resulting from the recent flood insurance reform acts will be implemented that will affect the total amount a policyholder pays for a flood insurance policy. Visit our Flood Insurance webpage for additional information.

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.

Upcoming training include:

NFIP Webinars

  • Using Risk MAP Products in Floodplain Management - August 20, 2015 - 1:00-2:00 PM
  • Elevation Certificates - September 3, 2015 - 1:00-3:30 PM

CRS Webinar Series

  • Preparing an Annual Recertification - August 18; August 19; November 17 - 1:00-2:00 PM
  • Introduction to CRS - September 15; October 20; December 15 - 1:00-2:00 PM
  • Preparing an Annual Recertification - September 16, 2025 - 1:00-2:00 PM
  • Drainage System Maintenance (Activity 540) - October 21, 2015 - 1:00-2:00 PM
  • Floodplain Management Planning (Activity 510) - November 18, 2015 - 1:00-2:00 PM
  • Developing Outreach Projects (Activity 330) - December 16, 2015 - 1:00-2:00 PM

Other NFIP Training Opportunities

  • (None at this time)

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NH Office of Energy and Planning
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