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The formation of GAFM is the result of the concerted efforts of numerous individuals and organizations sharing a common desire to forward the cause of sound floodplain management. Membership in GAFM is open to all professionals, public and private entities, students and citizens interested in or involved in floodplain, watershed, stormwater, wetlands and hazard mitigation management and/or related disciplines within the State of Georgia.

GAFM News!!!

Looking to get your CFM certification?  The Georgia Department of Natural Resources will sponsor “L-273 Managing Floodplain Development Through the National Flood Insurance Program”  February 16-19, 2015.  FEMA and Ga-DNR will jointly teach the class.  Ga-DNR will proctor a CFM exam the morning of February 20, 2015 at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in the City of Forsyth.  The exam is scheduled from 9 am – 12 pm.  Deadline to enroll in the class is February 1, 2015 – Thomas.tkacs@dnr.state.ga.us - please use “Attn:L-273” in the subject line.  Separate registration is required for the CFM exam.  CFM exam application materials are available for download at www.floods.org.

The City of Savannah is seeking proposals from consultants to assist city staff in the preparation of a Flood Mitigation Plan, Repetitive Loss Area analysis, and Natural Floodplain Functions Plan. The plan will have to be approved by FEMA. Consultants seeking to submit a proposal need to register on the City of Savannah's website. The request for proposal can be viewed on the purchasing portion of the city's website, under event number 1824.

Biggert-Waters 2012 - What Everyone Needs to Know - Check out this FEMA powerpoint presentation about and learn how it affects us all.

Listen to a Wall Street Journal article on Flood Insurance Rates Rising in Coastal Communities.

Watch the "Mitigation Policy Issues in New Jersey - Following Hurricane Sandy" presentation given by the GAFM NAI Committee and presented by Mr. John A. Miller given on August 8, 2013

Watch the new B/W 2012 video from H20 Partners!!!!!

All the available presentations from the 2014 Spring Conference are available now!!!!

New information from FEMA on the Biggert-Waters Act of 2012, view the Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 fact sheet and the FEMA NFIP Changes PowerPoint Presentation for more information.



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