Floodplain Management

PAS QuickNotes 46

By Terri Turner, AICP


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This edition of PAS QuickNotes describes the approach a community can take to move beyond the minimum development standards of the National Flood Insurance Program and enact a truly comprehensive floodplain management strategy.


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Oct. 1, 2013
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About the Author

Terri Turner, AICP
Terri L Turner, AICP, CFM is the Owner / Principal of HALO Strategic Planning LLC of Grovetown GA, providing planning, environmental planning, hazard mitigation, climate adaptation, sustainability and resiliency, and No Adverse Impact (NAI) / flood risk management / floodplain stewardship services across the US. Prior to being a business owner, Terri was the Development Services Administrator / Floodplain Manager / and Hazard Mitigation Specialist for 25 years for the Planning and Development Department in Augusta, Georgia. She has worked for city and county government for a total of over 28 years, both in South Carolina and in Georgia. Ms Turner is a past Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) Region 4 Director, and currently serves as the ASFPM No Adverse Impact (NAI) Committee Co-Chair. She is also an ASFPM Foundation Fellow.and Associate. Terri spends most of her free time writing for national publications and traveling across the country as a local government and floodplain management expert and No Adverse Impact SME. She lectures and writes on community planning initiatives, green infrastructure, sound floodplain management, No Adverse Impact, hazard mitigation, climate change adaptation, and community sustainability and resiliency issues, to name a few. Outside of her work and volunteer efforts,