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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 educator Brent W. Gotsch, and the 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. 

Fee

Free

Location

CCE Ulster County
232 Plaza Road (Hannaford Plaza)
Kingston, New York 12401