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Floodplain Management Program

An overview of New Hampshire's Floodplain Management Program and the information and services it offers

News and Updates:

  • March 11-15th is Flood Safety Awareness Week in New Hampshire. This year, OSI dispels 5 common myths about flooding and flood insurance on our Flood Safety Awareness Week webpage. Get the facts about flooding and spread the word!
  • It is that time of year again when New Hampshire is most susceptible to ice jams and flooding. Ice jams can be unpredictable and happen very quickly. A fact sheet pdf file regarding ice jam flooding and how property owners can protect their property from flooding is now available
  • OSI, in partnership with the University of New Hampshire (UNH) Professional Development & Training program and the New Hampshire Land Surveyors Association, is offering a day-long Surveying in Floodplains workshop in Portsmouth on May 31, 2019 from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm. It will provide a general overview of floodplain management and the NFIP and guidance and helpful tips about how to review and use flood maps and complete Elevation Certificates. Participants can receive 0.6 continuing education credits. To learn more and to register, visit the UNH website.
  • FEMA is offering a free 2-day training course (L0278) about the Community Rating System (CRS) for community officials and other interested parties on August 13-14, 2019 in Concord from 8:30am to 5pm. To register, or for more information, please contact Samara Ebinger at OSI at samara.ebinger@osi.nh.gov or 603-271-1755.
  • The NH Floodplain Management Program is pleased to announce the release of the State’s updated Model Floodplain Management Ordinances. In addition, an accompanying notes document for each ordinance and a companion Menu of Higher Floodplain Regulation Standards were developed. All of the documents can be found on OSI’s Regulations page.
  • Get the latest news about the National Flood Insurance Program and floodplain management topics in New Hampshire in the latest edition of our Flood Lines newsletter!

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Contact Us

For more information, contact:

Samara Ebinger, CFM
Assistant State Coordinator
Voice: 603-271-1755
Email: samara.ebinger@osi.nh.gov

Jennifer Gilbert, CFM, ANFI
State Coordinator
Voice: 603-271-1762
Email: jennifer.gilbert@osi.nh.gov

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