FEMA IS 162 Hazard Mitigation Floodplain Management in Disaster Operations Study Guide

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The study guide to IS 162 Hazard Mitigation Floodplain Management in Disaster Operations. Contains course notes and correct FEMA IS 162 answers to the final exam. This course is designed for Hazard Mitigation cadre members with a requirement to perform in or collaborate with FEMA HM Floodplain Management in a disaster operation. Using our guide you should be able to identify the functions and services of HM Floodplain Management in a disaster operation. You might also want to check out the FEMA IS 158 Answers Guide. Download now!

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Course Overview

The Hazard Mitigation (HM) Disaster Operations courses are intended to provide a segue between the general hazard mitigation training provided in the introductory course and the function they will learn in a field assignment. These HM Disaster Operations courses are not intended to enable new employees to successfully complete all the requirements of their disaster assignment. The HM courses provide an orientation to the HM functional organization and activities of the organization, sources of information for the function, important relationships, and any other critical points that are essential to the particular function.

Course Objectives:

  • Describe the major functions and products of HM Floodplain Management in a disaster operation.
  • Refer to key authorities, programs, and resources related to HM Floodplain Management.
  • Identify and interact with people and organizations key to HM Floodplain Management and opportunities for collaborations.
  • Identify some of the “red flags” that indicate a need for special handling or additional collaboration.

Primary Audience

HM Floodplain Management staff, HM Floodplain Management Specialist Experts and supervisors, and HM Insurance staff.


E/L0207 or DF 128, Introduction to Hazard Mitigation Field Operations

From IS-162: Hazard Mitigation Floodplain Management in Disaster Operations


HM Floodplain Management staff promotes and disseminates NFIP information to both internal and external entities.

The National Flood Insurance Act (1968) created the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) making flood insurance available to communities that adopt and enforce floodplain management regulations.

HM Floodplain Management provides a wide variety of critical services that are used by state and tribal officials, but is forbidden to provide services to local authorities.

HM Floodplain Management staff provide guidance to internal and external partners regarding the NFIP’s floodplain management regulations that support the Hazard Mitigation Strategy.

The Federal statute that was intended to reduce the number of repetitive NFIP claims while also reducing flood losses and costs associated with insurance claims is the
A. Flood Disaster Protection Act, 1973
B. National Flood Insurance Reform Act, 2004
C. National Flood Insurance Act, 1968
D. National Flood Insurance Reform Act, 1994

The policies and procedures for Federal floodplain management are found in 44 CFR

A key function of the Hazard Mitigation (HM) Floodplain Management Staff is:
A. Promote floodplain management
B. Provide technical assistance on floodplain management regulations
C. Promote and disseminate NFIP information
D. All of the above

Trust is essential to accomplishing FEMA’s mission and to meeting the goals of Hazard Mitigation.

Collaboration is essential to the success of which of the following HM Floodplain Management responsibilities?
A. Serving as the JFO point of coordination and as the resource on all floodplain management functions
B. Promoting community participation in the NFIP
C. Promote compliance with NFIP floodplain management regulations during disaster response and recovery
D. Providing floodplain management information to local, state, tribal, and JFO partners
E. All of the above

Which of the following are critical services provided by HM Floodplain Management to state, tribes, local community officials, individuals, and JFO partners?
A. Providing Flood Zone Determinations
B. Providing Base Flood Elevation Determinations
C. Inputting current information into the FEMA Community Information Systems (CIS) database
D. Providing technical assistance on methods for gathering damage information and for calculating damages to support substantial damage determinations
E. All of the above

Which of the following are recommended resources for HM Floodplain Management?
A. HM Disaster Workforce Website
B. HM Field Operations Guide
C. Mitigation Best Practices
D. NFIP Community Status Book
E. All of the above

Protection of wetlands is the exclusive responsibility of local government as noted in in 44 CFR Parts 1, 2, and 3

Which of the following made the purchase of flood insurance mandatory for the protection of properties located in Special Flood Hazard Areas?
A. Flood Disaster Protection Act, 1973
B. Executive Orders 11988 and 11990
C. Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act, 2012
D. Homeowners Flood Insurance Affordability Act 2014

An important function of HM Floodplain Management is to promote sound floodplain management during disaster recovery, communicating flood risk and encouraging and assisting communities to adopt flood damage prevention ordinances that exceed NFIP requirements.

In large flood disasters, interaction and collaboration with Hazard Mitigation co-workers, other JFO organizations, state and tribal governments, and local governments may be complex.

According to Executive Orders 11988 and 11990, Federal agencies must:
A. Encourage filling wetlands wherever possible
B. Implement the floodplain action before announcing it to the public
C. Follow an 8-step process to encourage floodplain development
D. Avoid actions that adversely impact floodplains and wetlands

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