Resources & Links

2012 IBC Flood Resistant Provisions:

2014 R.I. Hazard Mitigation Plan:

FEMA Building Code Resources:

FEMA Coastal Construction Manual:

FEMA Community Rating System:

FEMA Elevating Your Home:

FEMA Flood Zones:

FEMA Homeowner’s Guide to Retrofitting:

FEMA Map Service Center:

FEMA NFIP Elevation Certificate and Instructions:

FEMA Wind Retrofit Guide for Residential Buildings:

Floodplain Management Quick Guide: Glossary of Terms:

Highlights of ASCE 24-05 Flood Resistant Design and Construction (2010):


IBHS FORTIFIED Hurricane Standards:

IBHS FORTIFIED Roof Information:

ICC Hurricane Safety:

N.C. Division of Coastal Management, shoreline protection structures:

National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP):

Local NFIP Coordinators:

R.I. Building Code Commission:

R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC):

R.I. CRMC – Rebuilding after the Hurricane:

R.I. CRMC Coastal Barrier Resource System (CBRS) Maps:

R.I. CRMC Coastal Shoreline Features:

R.I. CRMC Hurricane Preparedness Guide:

R.I. CRMC On-site Wastewater Treatment System (OWTS) page:

R.I. CRMC Regulations (R.I. Coastal Resources Management Program):

R.I. CRMC Special Area Management Plans:

R.I. CRMC Shoreline Change Maps:

R.I. CRMC Water Use Maps:

R.I. DEM Cesspool Phase-out:

R.I. DEM Environmental Resource Map:

R.I. DEM OWTS Rules:

R.I. DEM Wetland Jurisdiction Maps:

R.I. DEM Wetlands FAQ:

R.I. Department of Business Regulation Insurance Division – Consumer Alert Hurricane Preparation:

R.I. Flood Awareness and Climate Change Taskforce (R.I. FACCT): Rebuilding After A Storm – November 2009:

R.I. Hurricane Evacuation Maps:

R.I. Inundation Surfaces (Sea Level Rise viewer):

R.I. National Flood Insurance Program Statistics:

R.I. Real Estate Sales Disclosures:

Rhode Island State Building Code documents:

RIEMA Evacuation Information:

RIEMA Flood Insurance FAQ:

RIEMA Flood Insurance Information:

RIEMA Floodplain Management:

RIEMA Floodplain Mapping:

RIEMA Map Tool Tutorial:

StormSmart Rhode Island:

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Hurricane Inundation Maps:

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This website has been prepared by the University of Rhode Island’s Coastal Resources Center and Rhode Island Sea Grant for the R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council as a guidance resource. It is not intended nor should be used to give any legal advice nor to supersede any state or federal statutory or regulatory language or interpretation of such language. This website refers the reader to various regulations and policies adopted by federal and state regulatory agencies; the reader is encouraged to review the specific regulation and policy.

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