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Video and Slides - How to Avoid Damage from Flooding

Lake Champlain Sea Grant has posted a recording of How to Avoid Damage from Flooding by Ned Swanberg, CFM from October 6, 2022. 

The video is 60 minutes long and the presentation begins around minute six. 

A pdf of the slides is available here. (10 MB - best to "save as") 

Now is the time to begin discussion about rivers, floodplains and what’s ahead! FEMA is updating the Flood Insurance Rate Maps across Vermont. Towns participating in the National Flood Insurance Program may need to update their bylaws before the new maps become official.

How do we use information to avoid damage to homes, businesses, and town services?

Flooding does not need to be a disaster.

In this webinar, attendees learn about the Vermont Emergency Relief and Assistance Fund and how to plan for flood resilience.

This webinar is the second of a series hosted by Lake Champlain Sea Grant to help municipal officials and other community leaders adapt and recover from extreme weather events such as flooding.  The full selection of LCSG videos can be found online on the Lake Champlain Sea Grant's YouTube page

The most current information about the map and bylaw update process can be found at 

A handout summarizing the update process is available here

For more information please contact your regional floodplain manager:



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