Managing Flood Risk Workshop December 11

Posted on: December 4th, 2017 by Brent Gotsch

AWSMP and Cor­nell Coop­er­a­tive Exten­sion of Ulster Coun­ty (CCEUC) Resource Edu­ca­tor Brent Gotsch in con­junc­tion with CCEUC Live­stock Edu­ca­tor Jason Det­zel will be be offer­ing a work­shop on flood­plain man­age­ment for live­stock and agri­cul­tur­al pro­duc­ers, or any­one with a flood­plain on their prop­er­ty. The work­shop will occur on Mon­day, Decem­ber 11 and run from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the Cor­nell Coop­er­a­tive Exten­sion of Ulster Coun­ty offices locat­ed at 232 Plaza Road in Kingston, NY.

It is free to attend but reg­is­tra­tion is required. Please con­tact Jason Det­zel at jbd222@cornell.edu or call 845–340-3990 x327 to reg­is­ter.

The work­shop will help flood­plain prop­er­ty own­ers bet­ter under­stand their risk of flood­ing and how to read and inter­pret FEMA Flood Insur­ance Rate Maps (FIRMs) and Flood Insur­ance Stud­ies (FISs). Addi­tion­al top­ics to be cov­ered include:

  • The dif­fer­ent types of flood zones
  • How to iden­ti­fy flood­way and flood fringe areas of a flood­plain
  • How to com­pute the base flood ele­va­tion of the flood­plain
  • What exact­ly is a “100-Year flood”
  • Com­put­er and elec­tron­ic tools to help iden­ti­fy flood haz­ard zones
  • Live­stock dis­as­ter infor­ma­tion

 

If time per­mits there will also be a brief dis­cus­sion on flood insur­ance and how that applies to struc­tures in a mapped flood­plain.

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