Thu, Nov 08 | 249 Vanderbilt Ave, Norwood, MA 02062, USA

massFM Kickoff Event

massFM will hold a free training and inaugural kickoff meeting November 8, 2018 in Norwood, MA. Two (2) CECs provided for those who attend!
Registration for this event is closed.

Time & Location

Nov 08, 2018, 1:00 PM – 5:30 PM
249 Vanderbilt Ave, Norwood, MA 02062, USA

About the Event


Free Training:

1:00 “No Adverse Impact”

Rebecca Haney, CZM Geologist

No Adverse Impact (NAI) is a forward-thinking, fair, and legally defensible approach to land management, developed by the Association of State Floodplain Managers. In its broadest sense, it is a set of “do no harm” principles to follow when a community is planning, designing, or evaluating public and private development activities and storm-damage prevention measures. NAI broadens property rights by protecting the property rights of those that would be adversely impacted by the actions of others. This workshop will provide an overview of the NAI concept and examples of how community activities ranging from hazard identification, planning and regulations to education, infrastructure and emergency services can incorporate NAI principles.

1:55 “Mitigation & Floodproofing of Historic Properties” 

Eric Carlson, DCR Engineer 

The primary damage to historic buildings in a flood disaster is from immersion of building materials in floodwaters and the moving force of floodwaters that can cause structural collapse. In addition, floods may cause a fire due to ruptured utility lines; result in the growth of mold and mildew; and lead to swelling, warping, and disintegration of materials due to prolonged presence of moisture. Although “historic structures” are exempt from the NFIP floodplain management requirements for new and substantially improved construction, flood mitigation measures should be a consideration to minimize flood damages when rehabilitating a historic structure or repairing a damaged historic structure. This session offers basic information about dealing with the mitigation of historic structures, including wet-floodproofing measures.

2:40 “Post-disaster Responsibilities of Local Officials”

Joy Duperault, DCR State NFIP Coordinator 

This session covers basic steps that local officials can take to make their post-flood work less stressful, including pre-planning and assessment, development of public materials, documentation of high water marks, substantial damage determination, working with FEMA and handling flood insurance questions from citizens.

  • Available via Live Webinar (link will be sent to registered emails);
  • Two (2) CECs will be provided for in-person attendance.

massFM Kickoff Meeting Follows :

3:30 – 3:35 Opening Remarks

3:35 – 4:30 Introduction to Massachusetts Association for Floodplain Management

- Mission - Bylaws/Charters

- Newsletter - Website

- Membership - Sponsorship

- Introduction of Interim Board - Next steps

4:30 – 5:30 Networking and Refreshments (Sponsored by GZA GeoEnvironmental)

Driving direction and webinar links will be emailed on November 5, 2018 to registered emails.

Registration for this event is closed.

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