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  • Floodplain Manager’s Notebook January 2014

    Date: January 2014

    Author: Quinn, Rebecca

    Publisher: Association of State Floodplain Managers

    Summary: Focusing on existing buildings to reduce risk and exposure to flood damage in the face of rising flood insurance rates, specifically elevated and older homes that are elevated on nonconforming crawlspaces through retrofit (flood openings, below-grade, and relocate equipment).

    Keywords: Flood damage prevention, Existing buildings, Buildings--Retrofitting, Dwellings--Flood damage


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  • Floodplain Manager’s Notebook January 2016

    Date: January 2016

    Author: Quinn, Rebecca

    Publisher: Association of State Floodplain Managers

    Summary: Crawlspaces aren't "used" for parking, storage, or building access -- how are they enclosures? A brief history of the NFIP requirements for openings and a look at the term "habitable" and why we shouldn't use it.

    Keywords: National Flood Insurance Program, Enclosure, Crawlspace, Flood opening, Habitable, Building laws


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  • Floodplain Manager’s Notebook March 2013

    Date: March 2013

    Author: Quinn, Rebecca

    Publisher: Association of State Floodplain Managers

    Summary: Critical comments on "below-grade" crawlspaces, limitations on such crawlspaces, and insurance consequences.

    Keywords: Flood insurance--Law and legislation--United States, Below-grade crawlspaces


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  • Floodplain Manager’s Notebook March 2016

    Date: March 2016

    Author: Quinn, Rebecca

    Publisher: Association of State Floodplain Managers

    Summary: Grab bag: new taller foundation doesn't trigger 50%; limitations on below-grade crawlspaces per TB 1; changes to the Floodproofing Certificate; shifting floodway boundaries.

    Keywords: Building laws, Foundation, Substantial improvement, Below-grade crawlspace, Floodproofing Certificate, Floodway


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  • Floodplain Manager’s Notebook May 2011

    Date: May 2011

    Author: Quinn, Rebecca

    Publisher: Association of State Floodplain Managers

    Summary: A grab bag of short topics, including whether we regulate below the BFE or below the lowest floor; measuring flood openings with fixed louvers; below-grade crawlspaces; citing FEMA’s Technical Bulletins in regulations; and Substantial Improvement/Substantial Damage in floodways.

    Keywords: Building laws, Lowest floor, Flood opening, Technical Bulletins, Substantial improvement, Floodway


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