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Video Recording, Slides, and Q&A Results Now Available!

NHWC-Sponsored Live Broadcast

Tuesday, November 13th

"Revised Credits For Flood Warning In the NFIP Community Rating System"

Al W. Goodman, CFM and Consultant to CRS Task Force

David C. Curtis, NHWC President and Vice President, WEST Consultants, Inc.

Download Webinar Video Recording Here: NHWC CRS Webinar Recording
Watch Webinar Video Recording on YouTube: NHWC CRS Webinar Recording on YouTube
Download Presentation Slides Here: 2012 NHWC CRS Webinar Slides
Download Webinar Questions & Answers Here: 2012 NHWC CRS Webinar Q&A

IMPORTANT CHANGES TO PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENT: More than 250 people have registered for this webinar. This is tremendous news. However, this large interest has caused us to close registration. We are sorry more people will not be able to participate in the live broadcast. Those who have already registered will be notified by email regarding details of how to participate in the live broadcast. Anyone who did not get the chance to register, but still would like to view the webinar will have the chance to watch a videotape of broadcast. Information on when the video will be available, and how to view it will be posted to our website ( shortly after November 13th. 


 Credits for flood warning have been changed in the NFIP Community Rating System. New information on these revised credits will be presented that could mean big savings for your flood insurance policyholders. Please plan on attending and encourage your NFIP Coordinator, and others, to also attend.

LIVE: 11 AM ET / 8 AM PT


Mr. Al W. Goodman, Jr., CFM - Principal of AWG Consulting, LLC serves as a Consultant to FEMA’s National Floodplain Insurance Program’s Community Rating System Task Force. Before retiring this past year, Al was the Mississippi NFIP State Coordinator and served as the Chair of the Association of State Floodplain Managers from 2007-2009. Al lives in Brandon, Mississippi.

Dr. David C. Curtis is the current President of the NHWC. Dave is also Vice President of WEST Consultants. For more than three decades, Dave has been involved in the design, development, and implementation of award-winning innovations in more than 50 automated environmental and flood monitoring systems across the US and in eighteen countries abroad. Dave lives in Folsom, California.


This is the first webinar sponsored by the National Hydrologic Warning Council (NHWC) whose mission is to support emergency and floodplain managers, and others in their understanding and use of real-time, quality hydrologic information from automated remote systems for the protection of lives, property, and the environment.

Certified Floodplain Managers (CFMs) who participate in the webinar will earn one Core Continuing Education Credit (CEC).

The webinar agenda will include:

  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Background to the National Flood Insurance Program's (NFIP) Community Rating System (CRS) 600 Series: Warning and Response
  • Proposed changes to the CRS Manual credits for flood warning & response, levees, and dams
  • Linkages between floodplain management and emergency management
  • What qualifies a Flood Warning System for earning CRS credits?
Participants will gain knowledge that will increase their ability to help protect people and property from flood hazards. The communities, where participants live and work, will benefit from the added safety and resiliency. These communities will also gain economically as the various activities described in the training are implemented, credits are attained, and flood insurance premiums are reduced.


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