Managing your Flood Risk in the Hudson Valley
Monday, December 11, 2017, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
This free workshop will be facilitated by the Ashokan Watershed Stream Management Program (AWSMP) Resource Educator Brent W. Gotsch, and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County Livestock Educator, Jason Detzel.
The discussion will help residents to be better prepared for possible flooding and to understand your risk as it applies to your property. In this course we will examine how to read and interpret FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) and their accompanying Flood Insurance Studies (FIS).
Upon completing the course participants can expect to understand:
The different types of flood zones (A zone, AE zone, VE Zone, etc.)
How to identify the floodway and flood fringe areas of the floodplain
How to compute the base flood elevation of a floodplain
What exactly we mean when we say “100-year flood.
How to acquire paper maps
Computer and electronic based tools to help identify flood zones and other hazardous areas
If time permits, insurance implications for structures in floodplains and mitigation options
In addition to this information, Jason Detzel will provide livestock disaster information for those interested in learning about the area's resources, emergency plans, and how you can prepare for the worst.
This workshop is free and walk-ins are welcome, but space is limited. Register ahead by December 7.
RSVP with your name, email and phone # (and same for additional attendees) to Jason Detzel at email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 845-340-3990 x327.