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Digital Desk Reference

Desk Reference/Floodplain Management Resources

FEMA Technical Bulletins

Technical Bulletin 0 - User's Guide to Technical Bulletins (2021)
Technical Bulletin 1 - Openings in Foundation Walls (2020)
Technical Bulletin 2 - Flood-Damage Resistant Materials Requirements
Technical Bulletin 3 - Non-Residential Floodproofing (2021)
Technical Bulletin 4 - Elevator Installation (2019)
Technical Bulletin 5 - Free-of-Obstruction Requirements (2020)
Technical Bulletin 6 - Below-Grade Parking Requirements (2021)
Technical Bulletin 7 - Wet Floodproofing Requirements (2022)
Technical Bulletin 8 - Corrosion Protection for Metal Connectors (2019)
Technical Bulletin 9 - Design and Construction Guidance for Breakaway Walls (2021)
Technical Bulletin 10 - Reasonably Safe From Flooding
Technical Bulletin 11 - Crawlspace Construction


General NFIP Resources

FEMA Publications

NFIP Flood Insurance Manual - 2021

NFIP Insurance Claims Handbook

Standard Flood Insurance Coverage Summary

Commercial Flood Insurance Coverage Summary

FEMA Publications Catalog Order Form (2020)

Floodway: Guide for Community Permit Officials (FEMA 4)

Design Guidelines for Flood Damage Reduction (FEMA 15)

Answers to Questions about the NFIP (FEMA 84) (2020)

Guidance for Manufactured Homes in SFHAs (FEMA P-85)

Floodproofing Non-Residential Structures, 1986 (FEMA 102)

Answers to Questions about Substantially Improved/Substantially Damaged Buildings (FEMA 213) (2018)

Retrofitting Flood-prone Residential Structures (FEMA P-259)

Managing Floodplain Development in Approximate A Zones (FEMA 265)

Increased Cost of Compliance Coverage (FEMA 301)

Addressing Your Community's Flood Problems (FEMA 309)

Homeowner's Guide to Retrofitting (FEMA P-312)

Taking Shelter from the Storm (FEMA 320)

Taking Shelter from the Storm: Safe Room Construction Plans (FEMA 320)

Elevating Your Floodprone Home (FEMA 347)

Protecting Building Utilities from Flood Damage (P-348)

Safe Rooms for Tornadoes and Hurricanes (FEMA 361)

Floodplain Management Bulletin - Historic Structures (FEMA P-467-2)

Adoption of FIRMs by Participating Communities (FEMA 495)

Joining the National Flood Insurance Program (FEMA 496)

Federal Acronyms, Abbreviations, and Terms (FEMA 524)

Selecting Appropriate Mitigation Measures for Floodprone Structures (FEMA 551)

Substantial Improvement/Substantial Damage Desk Reference (FEMA P-758)

Natural Hazards and Sustainability for Residential Buildings (P-798)

Floodproofing Non-Residential Structures, 2013 (FEMA P-936)

Variances and the NFIP (FEMA P-993)


Post-Disaster Information

Substantial Damage Assessment Handbook

Other Resources

Welcome Guide for New Floodplain Administrators

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