President Issues Order on Flood Risk Standards

President Obama issued Executive Order 13690, “The Federal Flood Risk Management Standard” (FFRMS) at the end of January. The new federal flood risk standard requires all future federal investments in and affecting floodplains to meet the level of resilience as established by the Standard. The Standard was issued to further the Climate Action Plan; floodContinue reading “President Issues Order on Flood Risk Standards”

County Revising Regulations in Wake of Flood

The September flood significantly changed the topography of the land and in some cases even the location of the Big Thompson river. The physical floodplain that exists today is much different than what is shown on the effective FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps. The County is preparing to adopt an amendment to the Land UseContinue reading “County Revising Regulations in Wake of Flood”