New Resources for Substantial Damage Plan (SDP)

Doing substantial damage determinations (SDP), especially in the chaos after an event, is not an easy task.  But the work must be done.  Failure means residents will be flooded again and damage will occur again.  Having a plan and following a strategy will make the job easier and recovery quicker.  The perfect time to develop a plan for substantial damage is before a flood or other natural hazard event occurs.

Developing a Plan for Managing Substantial Damage Addressing substantial damage after a flood or other hazardous event is a requirement of the NFIP.  Every NFIP community must do it, and CRS communities are expected to do it better. 


CRS Resources for Substantial Damage Plan (SDP)

The substantial damage management plan evaluates potential damage to buildings, examines what can be done to mitigate the potential for damage to those buildings, and lays out the strategy to address substantial damage after any hazardous event (flood, fire, earthquake, tornado, etc.).  This CRS activity credits plans and actions for managing substantial damage that a community takes before a flood or hazardous event.

A substantial damage management plan identifies available data about flood prone buildings, helps educate community leaders and the public, guides the community in building its capacity to conduct post-flood substantial damage determinations and outlines its procedures for doing so, and specifies the steps the community will take if buildings are determined to be substantially damaged.  The plan also considers mitigation options to reduce long-term impacts from flooding.

Doing substantial damage determinations (SDP), especially in the chaos after an event, is not an easy task.  But the work must be done.  Failure means residents will be flooded again and damage will occur again.  Having a plan and following a strategy will make the job easier and recovery quicker.  The perfect time to develop a plan for substantial damage is before a flood or other natural hazard event occurs.


For more info, link to New Resources for Substantial Damage Plan (SDP)


 

Resource Documents

Six new resource documents are now available to help communities with the SDP process.  These resource links include:

See the Table of Contents for Step-by-Step guidance.

 

 

 

 


 

 

Substantial Damage Management Plan Presentation 

September 2021, KAMM Annual Conference

Presenters: Christina Groves, ISO & Alex VanPelt, KDOW

Presentation Link Part 1 Part 1 – Substantial Damage Management Plan_ Alex VanPelt

 

Presentation Link Part 2 Part 1 – Substantial Damage Management Plan_ Alex VanPelt

 

Link to the Abstract/Bio