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National Flood Insurance Program Requirements for Coastal High Hazard Areas - virtual

  • Wednesday, May 25, 2022
  • Thursday, May 26, 2022
  • 2 sessions
  • Wednesday, May 25, 2022, 9:00 AM 11:00 AM (PDT)
  • Thursday, May 26, 2022, 9:00 AM 11:00 AM (PDT)
  • Virtual - Zoom
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As part of the implementation of the National Flood Insurance Program, FEMA maps high hazard coastal areas that can have significant wave action during big storms as Velocity Zones (V Zones).  V Zones have unique regulatory standards. 

During the past year, many Washington cities and counties have received new floodplain maps from FEMA that contain V Zones.  This course is intended to refresh and expand the knowledge base for floodplain managers and shoreline planners working in coastal Washington. 

This course will focus on the implementation of floodplain management requirements found at 44 CFR 60.3(e).

This training will take place on May 25 and May 26 from 9:00 am - 11:00 am on Zoom. Participants will have the option to log on 10 minutes early for a brief introduction to Zoom. 


David Radabaugh, is the State of Washington National Flood Insurance Program Coordinator at the Washington Department of Ecology.  Mr. Radabaugh holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Humboldt State University in Natural Resources Planning and Interpretation.  Mr. Radabaugh has worked in land use planning and permitting in western Washington for the past 25 years.  Mr. Radabaugh's current work includes providing technical support for the National Flood Insurance Program, grant management, and floodplain management planning. 

Alex Rosen is a Floodplain Management Planner with the Department of Ecology’s Southwest Regional Office. He provides floodplain management technical assistance to communities, and manages Floodplains by Design and other ECY grants.  Alex has been with Ecology for three years.  Alex received his MS in Natural Resource Mgmt and Master of Urban Planning from the University of Michigan.

Dr. Ian Miller is Washington Sea Grant’s coastal hazards specialist, working out of Peninsula College in Port Angeles. Ian works with coastal communities and public agencies on the Olympic Peninsula to strengthen their ability to plan for and manage coastal hazards, including tsunamis, chronic erosion, coastal flooding and other hazards associated with climate change. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Marine Ecology from Western Washington University’s Huxley College of Environmental Studies and a Ph.D. in Ocean Sciences from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Lynn Schmidt is the Department of Ecology’s Statewide Flood Engineer for the Shorelands and Environmental Assistance Program, focusing on reducing flood risks to communities while enhancing natural floodplain functions.  She is the NFIP Coordinator for Eastern Region and provides floodplain management technical assistance to communities throughout the state.  Lynn holds a BS in Civil Engineering, MS in Environmental Engineering, and is a Professional Engineer and Certified Floodplain Manager. 

Washington State Department of Ecology 


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