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This page provides information for representatives of Federal, State, and local agencies; elected government officials; and representatives of Indian Tribal entities who may be actively involved or interested in flood risk identification, assessment, communication, and mitigation activities along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the Southeastern U.S. Information has been separated into the following categories:

Audiences for This Page

Who is the intended audience for this part of the We Portal? Federal agencies other than the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) might be interested. This would include State and local offices of Federal agencies including:

  • Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
  • U.S. Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, and Navy
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA)
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)
  • U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

Links to websites and published resources from some of these agencies are included on the Other Federal Agency Resources page.

State agencies other than those who are partners on the coastal analysis and remapping effort also might be interested. This would include those that are primarily responsible for:

  • Agriculture and consumer services
  • Banking and financial regulation
  • Beaches and coastal systems
  • Climatology
  • Coastal resource and zone management
  • Commerce
  • Community affairs
  • Economic development
  • Economic recovery
  • Emergency management
  • Environmental conservation, management, and protection
  • Geographic information system management
  • Homeland security
  • Insurance
  • Land management
  • Natural resources management and conservation
  • Ports
  • Public safety and law enforcement
  • Real estate
  • Soil and water conservation
  • Transportation

Regional entities and local community agencies that are not directly involved in the coastal analysis and mapping effort also would be interested. Such regional and local community agencies and entities would include:

  • Coastal regional commissions
  • Economic development and historic development alliances, authorities, boards, commissions, and councils
  • Industrial development agencies, councils, and boards
  • Metropolitan planning organizations
  • Planning and zoning boards, commissions, and organizations
  • Police and fire departments
  • Port authorities
  • Real estate commissions and boards
  • Soil and water conservation authorities, commissions, and districts
  • Transportation planning organizations

Elected officials at the Federal, State, and local levels should be interested because of the direct effect on community citizens/constituents. This would include U.S. Senators; U.S. Representatives; Governors and Lieutenant Governors; State Legislatures (Senators and Representatives); and local community officials, such as Mayors and Vice Mayors; City, Town and Village Administrators, Council Chairs, and Managers; County Boards of Supervisors; County Boards of Commissioners; and County Councils.

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State Resources

State agencies in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, and South Carolina have developed an array of useful publications and other resources; some examples are accessible through the links below. Additional resources are accessible through the State Resources page.

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Water Management District Resources

The Florida Water Management Districts have a variety of publications and other resources that would be useful to the audiences identified above. To learn more about each Water Management District and the resources they have available, please visit the Water Management District Resources page.

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Project-Related Resources

As the coastal engineering analysis and mapping effort continues, FEMA and their partners are developing and distributing a variety of project-related Fact Sheets, Frequently Asked Questions, informational brochures and flyers, and other printable resources. Links to examples of these project-related resources are provided below. FEMA will add additional links as new or revised materials become available.

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Other Useful FEMA Resources

FEMA has developed an array of useful publications and other resources; some examples are accessible through the links below. Additional useful FEMA resources (e.g., fact sheets, information sheets, flyers, brochures) are accessible through the Coastal Study Resources page. Links to other resources are provided on dedicated pages for other Federal agencies, State agencies, Florida Water Management Districts, and other stakeholder organizations. FEMA will update this inventory of resources that appears on these pages regularly, so please check back often for the latest materials.

Many of these resources also are available from the FEMA Resource and Document Library. The FEMA Resource and Document Library is a searchable, web-based collection of publicly accessible FEMA information resources, including but not limited to the following: CDs, DVDs, publications, brochures, guidance and policy papers, program regulations and guidelines, forms, disability resources, audio and video files, posters, and slide presentations. It allows users to locate, download, save, or print items from the Web.


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