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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 (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 addition to this information, Jason Detzel will provide disaster information for livestock producers interested in learning about the area's resources, emergency plans, and how you can prepare for the worst.

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

RSVP by December 9 to Jason Detzel at email or call 845-340-3990 x327.  This workshop is free and walk-ins are welcome, but space is limited.




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