Louisiana Floodplain Management Association




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The Louisiana Office of Community Development would like to reach out to members of the Louisiana Floodplain Association so that they are aware of the intent to apply for funds on behalf of the State of Louisiana.

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Louisiana Floodplain Management Association & Caddo Parish Commission
Sponsoring the 2014 Fall Floodplain Workshop 

Fall Workshop Agenda

FRIDAY, October 17, 2014
8:00 a.m. 12:00 noon
The Downtown Shreveport Holiday Inn
102 Lake Street Shreveport, LA 71101

Workshop Hotel
The Downtown Shreveport Holiday Inn

102 Lake Street Shreveport LA 71101
Reservations (318) 222-7717

Block Name "LFMA" by October 2, 2014
Rate $74.00


ASFPM's National Mitigation and Flood Proofing Workshop Registration and Program Now Available



The theme of this year's workshop is "Investing in Resiliency".

Flooding is the nation's #1 hazard. Add to that a lot of infrastructure and development that is either at moderate or high risk of flooding. How do we mitigate against this flood risk? How do we make sure what is being developed now isn't at risk in the future.


The National Flood Mitigation and FloodProofing Workshop focuses on these questions and in the workshop you will learn tools and techniques that floodplain managers, emergency mangers, property owners, and others can use to reduce flood risk.  We will highlight the latest in mitigation and floodproofing techniques (elevation, acquisition wet and dry floodproofing, codes and regulations, easements, warning systems, etc.), products, success stories, funding programs and funding application processes and much more! CFM attendees who participate in the entire workshop will receive 12 Core CECs. 

Are you a State Hazard Mitigation Officer (SHMO) staffer of a state mitigation program? You get your own day including an offering of the SHMO 101 course which will be taught by current SHMOs.Other attendees have the option to attend half-day training workshops.  Finally, exhibitors will showcase the state-of-the-art in materials, services, equipment, accessories and techniques early in the week.


The early bird registration discount ends October 3rd, so register today!

For full workshop details please visit the workshop webpage:

(or navigate to the bottom of the ASFPM homepage at
ASFPM's website www.floods.org and click the workshop logo).



Are you ready for hurricane season?

Forecasters expect a slow year due to an El Nino weather pattern, which inhibits tropical activity, reducing the number of storms and the intensity of those storms. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts between eight and 13 named storms this Atlantic hurricane season, of which three to six could become hurricanes. NOAA says one or two of those hurricanes could be major storms, with Category 3, 4 or 5 wind speeds.

The 2014 Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30. The areas covered include the North Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea.

Fast Facts:
A hurricane warning indicates that sustained winds of at least
74 mph are expected within 36 hours.

If you are not currently a member and are interested in
 becoming an LFMA member sign up today by filling out our membership application.