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Oct. 20, 2021: NHMA Webinar: Risk Rating 2.0: A holistic approach – October 20, 2021 @ 1:00-2:00 p.m. EDT

NHMA Webinar:
Risk Rating 2.0: A holistic approach
October 20, 2021 @ 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time
By Joe Rossi, CFM, ANFI
Chair/Executive Director
Massachusetts Coastal Coalition
www.knowflood.org

Description:  FEMA has branded Risk Rating 2.0 as “Equity in Action” since the coming changes will make the NFIP rates fairer and easier to understand. FEMA’s new approach replaces the current binary “in versus out” of a high-risk flood zone pricing methodology. Instead it uses “graduated” rating, which is a pricing methodology based on rating factors such as distance to water, types of flood exposure, and the cost to rebuild.

In this presentation, we will look at the impacts this new “Equity in Action” approach will have on the flood insurance industry including:

  • how mitigation measures such as elevating buildings will be communicated to reduce premiums;
  • how to determine if insurance is required or not; and
  • the rating factors that impact insurance premiums.

 Register Here*
*This webinar has ended. Please see the NHMA Webinars page for link to the recording.

 

NHMA Risk Rating 2.0 Webinar has been rescheduled to October 20, 2021 @ 1:00 p.m. Eastern

Risk Rating 2.0 NHMA Webinar has been rescheduled to October 20, 2021 @ 1:00 p.m. Eastern
Risk Rating 2.0: A holistic approach
October 20, 2021 @ 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time
By Joe Rossi, CFM, ANFI
Chair/Executive Director
Massachusetts Coastal Coalition
www.knowflood.org

Description:  FEMA has branded Risk Rating 2.0 as “Equity in Action” since the coming changes will make the NFIP rates fairer and easier to understand. FEMA’s new approach replaces the current binary “in versus out” of a high-risk flood zone pricing methodology. Instead it uses “graduated” rating, which is a pricing methodology based on rating factors such as distance to water, types of flood exposure, and the cost to rebuild.

In this presentation, we will look at the impacts this new “Equity in Action” approach will have on the flood insurance industry including:

  • how mitigation measures such as elevating buildings will be communicated to reduce premiums;
  • how to determine if insurance is required or not; and
  • the rating factors that impact insurance premiums.

 Register Here

 

Rescheduled! Next NHMA Webinar: Risk Rating 2.0: A holistic approach – October 20, 2021 @ 1:00-2:00 p.m. EDT

Rescheduled!
This webinar has been moved to October 20, 2021 @ 1:00 p.m. at the request of FEMA.

NHMA Webinar:
Risk Rating 2.0: A holistic approach
October 20, 2021 @ 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time
By Joe Rossi, CFM, ANFI
Chair/Executive Director
Massachusetts Coastal Coalition
www.knowflood.org

Description:  FEMA has branded Risk Rating 2.0 as “Equity in Action” since the coming changes will make the NFIP rates fairer and easier to understand. FEMA’s new approach replaces the current binary “in versus out” of a high-risk flood zone pricing methodology. Instead it uses “graduated” rating, which is a pricing methodology based on rating factors such as distance to water, types of flood exposure, and the cost to rebuild.

In this presentation, we will look at the impacts this new “Equity in Action” approach will have on the flood insurance industry including:

  • how mitigation measures such as elevating buildings will be communicated to reduce premiums;
  • how to determine if insurance is required or not; and
  • the rating factors that impact insurance premiums.

 Register Here

 

Next NHMA Webinar: Understanding the Financial and Human Cost of Earthquake Risk – June 8, 2021 @ 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time

NHMA is pleased to announce:

Understanding the Financial and Human Cost of Earthquake Risk

Presented by Dr. Keith Porter and Edward Thomas, Esq., President Emeritus, NHMA

DATE & TIME:  June 8, 2021 @ 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Please join us Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at 1:00 PM EDT for a one-hour webinar led by Dr. Keith Porter and Edward Thomas, Esq., to discuss the earthquake risk embedded in past and current earthquake design requirements. This problem is especially acute for older steel-frame buildings in the United States. We will discuss the roots of the problem, the conflicting interests of stakeholders, the costs associated with addressing these buildings, and the life safety and financial risk of not addressing these problems when inevitable, large earthquakes occur. You can register here:

REGISTER HERE

NHMA Practitioners’ Meeting: “BUILDING COMMUNITY CAPACITY FOR DISASTER RISK REDUCTION” Thursday, July 15th, 2021 (Following NHC Workshop)

NHMA is pleased to announce its Practitioners’ Meeting:

“BUILDING COMMUNITY CAPACITY FOR DISASTER RISK REDUCTION”

Thursday, July 15th, 2021 (Following the NHC Workshop)

The Natural Hazard Mitigation Association is again hosting its annual Practitioners Meeting on July 15th, 2021, following the NHC Workshop. Emergency managers, mitigation practitioners, and others who are concerned with reducing hazard risk are invited to attend. The theme of this year’s meeting is Building Community Capacity for Disaster Risk Reduction. Registration for this add-on meeting is free.

The theme of this year’s meeting is Building Community Capacity for Disaster Risk Reduction. This theme was chosen to highlight innovative and practical community resilience activities. Program sessions and workshops will focus on fresh insights, broad visions, and inclusive management techniques that create fundamental change ensuring long-term resilience in communities at home and abroad. It also reflects that mitigation and resiliency measures take place at the community level—it is therefore imperative that we facilitate the participation of the whole community.

Sessions will encourage thoughts on how the roles of education, awareness, and commitment to whole community resilience can affect changes at the federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial level. Through active engagement on these topics, the Natural Hazard Mitigation Association hopes to build on the momentum of mitigation and resilience activities and measures, recently increased federal funding, collaboration, networking, and the goals of true convergence.

Meeting participants have the opportunity to learn from each other and some of the nation’s brightest mitigation subject matter experts. We will collectively tackle difficult issues such as risk awareness, environmental and economic uncertainty, sustainable recovery, and furthering diversity, inclusion, and environmental justice in disaster management.

This meeting will feature an opening plenary session and four concurrent workshop sessions that allow attendees to learn and share their thoughts on specific topics. Attendees will be able to drop into concurrent sessions as they prefer, and facilitators will provide session overviews for those who are not able to attend. Sessions will also be recorded for future viewing*.

Please see the schedule below for more information (or click here to view it as PDF). Questions can be addressed to Thomas Hughes at thughes@pa.gov or Mary Baker at mbaker@jeo.com. For more information on the NHMA, please visit the NHMA website.

*Sessions at the 2021 Practitioners Meeting will be video recorded. Recordings may be shared via the NHMA website, newsletter, social media outlets, or in other materials created by NHMA. Attendance at the event implies consent to be recorded for these purposes.


Thursday, July 15, 2021

8:30 to 9:00 a.m. MDT
Welcome and Update on NHMA Initiatives
9:00 to 9:45 a.m. MDT
Plenary: National Perspectives
9:45 to 10:00 a.m. MDT
Break

Breakout Session A

10:00 to 11:00 a.m. MDT
Addressing Benefit-Cost Analyses from the Community Perspective: Potential Solutions

Developing Operational Community Hazard Mitigation Plans

Breakout Session B

11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. MDT
Integrating Disaster Risk Reduction Plans: Developing Actionable Objectives

Developing a Practical Community Resilience Initiative: Tools, Strategies, and the Potential Role of Land/Sea Grant Universities

12:15 to 12:30 p.m. MDT
Break
12:30 to 1:00 p.m. MDT
Session Overviews and Open Discussion
1:00 to 1:30 p.m. MDT
Social Hour

NHMA Webinar: Building Codes – May 24, 2021 – 1:00-2:00 PM Eastern Time

NHMA is please to announce its second webinar:

BUILDING CODES

Presented by John Ingargiola, Lead Physical Scientist, FEMA’s Building Sciences Branch and Dale Thomure, CHM Manager, with Insurance Services Office (ISO)/Verisk Analytics

DATE & TIME:  May 24, 2021 @ 1:00-2:00 PM Eastern Time

This webinar is free.

REGISTER HERE*
*This webinar has ended. Please see the NHMA Webinars page for link to the recording.

Please Join the Natural Hazard Mitigation Association (NHMA) with the 2nd delivery of our webinar series as we discuss building code effectiveness with the Federal Emergency Management Agency during observance of Building Safety Month. Presenters will be John Ingargiola, Lead Physical Scientist, FEMA’s Building Sciences Branch and Dale Thomure, CHM Manager, with Insurance Services Office (ISO)/Verisk Analytics, on the Building Code Effectiveness Grading Schedule (BCEGS). As many of you are aware, the BCEGS rating is part of the application process for FEMA’s Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) funding that will open again this fall. Speakers will provide information on “No Codes/No Confidence 2.0″ Campaign, importance and community impacts through use of higher standard code enforcement measures, and touch on the nation’s need for capacity building through the use of mutual aid and Disaster Risk Reduction Act of 2019’s Section 1206.

Understanding the Financial and Human Cost of Earthquake Risk – June 8, 2021 @ 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time

NHMA is pleased to announce:

Understanding the Financial and Human Cost of Earthquake Risk

Presented by Dr. Keith Porter and Edward Thomas, Esq., President Emeritus, NHMA

DATE & TIME:  June 8, 2021 @ 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Please join us Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at 1:00 PM EDT for a one-hour webinar led by Dr. Keith Porter and Edward Thomas, Esq., to discuss the earthquake risk embedded in past and current earthquake design requirements. This problem is especially acute for older steel-frame buildings in the United States. We will discuss the roots of the problem, the conflicting interests of stakeholders, the costs associated with addressing these buildings, and the life safety and financial risk of not addressing these problems when inevitable, large earthquakes occur. You can register here:

REGISTER HERE*
*This webinar has ended. Please see the NHMA Webinars page for link to the recording.

National Mitigation Investment Strategy Webinar – April 26, 2021 at 1pm EST

NHMA is pleased to announce it’s first Webinar:
National Mitigation Investment Strategy
Presented by Jamie Leigh Price, FEMA Mitigation Investment Lead

DATE & TIME:  April 26, 2021 @ 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Please join us on April 26 at 1pm EST for a one hour webinar led by Jamie Leigh Price, FEMA’s Mitigation Investment Lead to learn about the National Mitigation Investment Strategy. During the webinar, you will learn more about the Investment Strategy’s leadership, federal and local partners as well as its intents and goals. Jamie Leigh will also discuss how the Investment Strategy will be practically advanced and implemented.

Register here* and come with questions!
*This webinar has ended. Please see the NHMA Webinars page for link to the recording.