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The "I" in "NFIP": The Role of Insurance in Floodplain Management

The "I" in "NFIP": The Role of Insurance in Floodplain Management

The "I" in "NFIP": The Role of Insurance in Floodplain Management

Wendy Lathrop PLS, CFM
Wendy Lathrop PLS, CFM
on behalf of GeoLearn LLC

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Launch date: 14 May 2014
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Design professionals sometimes overlook the significance of the “I” in “NFIP” in their more intense technical focus. But understanding the interaction between mandatory flood insurance requirements, flood hazard mapping, and floodplain regulations improves the likelihood of not only a safe design but one that will not exact a high price in terms of flood insurance coverage.

When is flood insurance required, and what is the basis for rating the cost of coverage? How does regulatory compliance affect flood premiums, and what kinds of construction measures are likely to help reduce those premiums? After identifying the purpose of the National Flood Insurance Program as envisioned by Congress and formalized in federal statutes, this session answers these questions as it describes the important role of flood insurance in the pursuit better preparing the nation to face inevitable flood losses.


At the end of this course, participants will be able to:
• Recognize the influence of Congressional actions on flood insurance and floodplain management in the US
• Understand the relationship between construction techniques and flood insurance rates
• Explain the effect of federal minimum standards on local land use and flood risk reduction
Wendy Lathrop PLS, CFM

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Wendy Lathrop PLS, CFM
on behalf of GeoLearn LLC

Wendy Lathrop, president and owner of Cadastral Consulting, is licensed as a Professional Land Surveyor in several states and as a Professional Planner in New Jersey. She holds a Master's degree in Environmental Policy, and has been involved in surveying since 1974 in projects ranging from construction to boundary to environmental land use disputes. Wendy is also a Certified Floodplain Manager through the Association of State Flood Plain Managers (ASFPM). A former adjunct instructor at Mercer County College in New Jersey, Wendy has also taught as part of the team for the licensing exam review course at Drexel University in Pennsylvania. She has been teaching seminars for surveyors since 1986 and has been writing articles for surveyors since 1983. Wendy is a contributing editor for a number of professional publications.

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  • Texas A&M University Corpus Christi
  • 1.00 Hours

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