‚ÄčFloodplain Management

A community's floodplain management planning process follows the 10-Step Planning Process presented by the Community Rating System (CRS) Program of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP):

Floodplain Management Planning

Step 1: Organize to prepare the plan

Step 2: Involve the public

Step 3: Coordinate

Step 4: Assess the hazard

Step 5: Assess the problem

Step 6: Goals

Step 7: Review possible activities  

Step 8: Draft an action plan 

Step 9: Adopt the plan 

Step 10: Implement, evaluate, and revise 

The Planning and Engineering Team

Schoel Engineering's hydrologists and engineers provide the professional expertise required for detailed assessments of a community's flooding risks and vulnerabilities.  These core components of the floodplain management plan aid in determining a community's best selection among mitigation strategy alternatives.  Our firm's flood plain management experience includes flood forecasting assistance to local emergency management agencies, support to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) with its administration of the Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM program), and numerous private and public clients for site specific flood studies and planning.

Lehe Planning'surban and environmental planning professionals provide expert floodplain management planning services with effective results.  We apply an approach that facilitates a results-oriented planning process, a process that matches local capabilities to a community's floodplain management goals. Our experience with 28 multi-hazard mitigation plans extends to 21 counties across Alabama since 2003, covering over half of the State's population.