- FEMA Floodproofing Certificate for Non-Residential Buildings
- Residential Basement Floodproofing Certificate (for communities with formal FEMA basement exception)
- Floodproofing Non-Residential Buildings
- FEMA Building Science web page with various links
- Engineering Principles and Practices (for retrofitting residential)
- FEMA’s Protecting Your Property from Flooding Series
- Build with Flood Resistant Materials
- Prevent Sewer Backup
- Raise Electrical Systems
- Anchor Fuel Tanks
- Protecting Building Utilities from Flood Damage
- Homeowner’s Guide to Retrofitting ? FEMA publication
- Protecting Your Home and Property from Flood Damage ? FEMA publication, which provides a number of useful tips for flood mitigation, including relocating, elevating strucutres and utilities, installing sump pumps, and floodproofing.
- Flood-Proofing Regulations (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 1972)
- Cover Page Preface, Table of Contents, List of Tables and Illustrations
- Chapter 1: Introduction
- Chapter 2: Administration
- Chapter 3: Definition of Terms
- Chapter 4: Flood-Proofing Classification of Spaces Below the Regulatory Flood Datum
- Chapter 5: Waterproofing
- Chapter 6: Structural Requirements
- Chapter 7: Closure of Openings
- Chapter 8: Internal Flooding and Drainage
- Chapter 9: Flooring
- Chapter 10: Walls and Ceilings
- Chapter 11: Contents of Buildings and St" alt="PDF">
- Chapter 12: Electrical
- Chapter 13: Mechanical
- Chapter 14: Procedures, References
Technical Bulletins Available from FEMA
As of March 1998, the following FEMA Technical Bulletins are available. (Only those applicable to Minnesota are included):
- User's Guide to Technical Bulletins(Technical Bulletin 0)
Provides a list of available technical bulletins, a key word/subject reference index for all the bulletins, and information about how to obtain copies of the bulletins.
- Openings in Foundation Walls and Walls of Enclosures (Technical Bulletin 1)
Provides guidance on the NFIP regulations concerning the requirement for openings in below-Base Flood Elevation foundation walls for buildings located in Zones A, AE, A1-A30, AR, AO, and AH. (* Note: On pages 6-7, Technical Bulletin 11 is referenced. The options covered in TB 11 are not allowed in Minnesota.)
- Flood Damage-Resistant Materials Requirements (Technical Bulletin 2)
Provides guidance on the NFIP regulations concerning the required use of flood-damage resistant construction materials for building components located below the Base Flood Elevation in Special Flood Hazard Areas (both A and V zones).
- 3-93 Non-Residential Floodproofing - Requirements and Certification
Provides guidance on the NFIP regulations concerning watertight construction and the required certification for flood proofed non-residential buildings in Zones A, AE, A1-A30, AR, AO, and AH whose lowest floors are below the Base Flood Elevation.
- Technical Bulletin 4, Elevator Installation
Provides guidance on the NFIP regulations concerning the installation of elevators below the Base Flood Elevation in Special Flood Hazard Areas (both A and V zones).
- 6-93 Below-Grade Parking Requirements
Provides guidance on the NFIP regulations concerning the design of below-grade parking garages beneath buildings located in Zones A, AE, A1-A30, AR, AO, and AH.
- 7-93 Wet Floodproofing Requirements
Provides guidance on the NFIP regulations concerning wet floodproofing of certain types of structures located in Zones A, AE, A1-A30, AR, AO, and AH.
- 10-01 Ensuring that Structures Built on Fill In or Near Special Flood Hazard Areas are Reasonably Safe From Flooding
* This technical bulletin discusses building techniques, including the use of fill, that can be used to ensure structures are reasonably safe from flooding.
(* Note: In Minnesota, the techniques listed in Technical Bulletin 10-01 are only allowed if the community amends their floodplain management ordinance and adopts the technical bulletin. Currently, only the cities of St. Paul and Stillwater have amended their floodplain regulations to make Technical Bulletin 10-01 applicable.)