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Accession Number PB2014-107165
Title Mapping the Zone: Improving Flood Map Accuracy.
Publication Date 2014
Media Count 136p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Flood Insurance Rate Maps portray flood hazard areas, and they form the basis for setting flood insurance premiums and regulating development in the floodplain. As such, they are an important tool for individuals, businesses, communities, and government agencies to understand and deal with flood hazard and flood risk. Improving map accuracy is therefore not an academic questionbetter maps help everyone. This study was requested by managers of FEMAs Risk Analysis Division and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrations (NOAAs) Coastal Services Center, supported by NOAAs National Weather Service, National Geodetic Survey, and Coast Survey Development Laboratory.
Keywords Case studies
Coastal flooding
Costs
Damage
Federal Emergency Management Agency(FEMA)
Flood hazard
Floodplains
Insurance
Mapping
Risks


 
Source Agency National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Federal Emergency Management Agency-General
National Academy of Science National Research Council
NTIS Subject Category 48I - Cartography
43D - Police, Fire, & Emergency Services
Corporate Author National Research Council, Washington, DC. Water Science Technology Board.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1419
Contract Number FEMA-HSFE03-06-C-0030 NOAA-DG133R07SE2691

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