The Municipality of Anchorage (MOA) was selected for a Risk MAP Study in Federal Fiscal Year 2013.
On April 22, 2013, FEMA Region X staff, the State Risk MAP Coordinator, and other State of Alaska personnel met with MOA staff to conduct a Risk MAP Discovery Meeting. FEMA staff provided a brief overview of the Risk MAP Program, the Risk MAP process, and the products that could result from a Risk MAP study, such as the Changes Since Last Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) Dataset, Contributing Flood Hazard Factors map, Depth Grids, standard regulatory products, and non-regulatory products.
The Discovery Meeting included a discussion of the MOA’s concerns for coastal flooding, earthquake, wildfire, critical facilities, avalanche, high wind, severe winter storms, and mitigation planning activities.
The information gathered at the Discovery Meeting will be combined into a Discovery Report in the coming months. The Discovery Report will detail the area concerns and present any available multi-hazard risk data. After the Discovery Report is finalized, FEMA and the State will work with the MOA to determine the next steps in the Discovery process and determine a scope of work to address the concerns identified in the Discovery Meeting. Before any work begins, a Partnership Agreement will be crafted between the MOA, FEMA, and the State, which will detail the scope, schedule, methodology, and expectations between all parties.
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Division of Community and Regional Affairs
Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development
550 West 7th Avenue, Suite 1640, Anchorage, AK 99501-3569
Phone (907) 269-4588 Fax (907)269-4539