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Forerunner Blog
A collection of stories from our team and insights from our users.
Floodplain Management & the Biden/Harris Administration
How the first few months of the Biden/Harris administration have impacted the field of floodplain management
July 1, 2021
Digging into Risk Rating 2.0’s Methodology Documentation
We're continuing to chronicle our research into Risk Rating 2.0 with a review of recently published methodology documentation.
May 3, 2021
Meet the team: Welcome Kate Cain!
Our newest engineer, Kate, shares why she joined our team and how she explores her home of Chicago.
April 16, 2021
Webinar: CRS Class 5 with Jefferson Parish, LA
Maggie Talley and Michelle Gonzales share with us their learnings from managing Jefferson Parish, Louisiana's Class 5 CRS program.
April 5, 2021
Meet the team: Welcome Andrew Butts!
Learn a bit about our newest team member, Andrew Butts, and why he's excited to work at Forerunner!
April 1, 2021
Risk Rating 2.0: An Overview of Stakeholders
We take a deep dive into how Risk Rating 2.0 might affect stakeholders in the flood risk ecosystem this Fall.
March 4, 2021
Changes to Flood Insurance in 2021: What's New for Premiums
Rate changes offer an opportunity to reassess coverage and premiums. Learn about what's new in 2021 and how to lower your flood risk.
February 18, 2021
CRS Addendum 2021: A Summary of Changes & Additions
The 2021 Community Rating System Addendum went into effect on January 1st. Learn about how it will affect your CRS program and create new opportunities for credits.
January 18, 2021
Webinar: Designing Ordinances & Plans for SI/SD with Scott Van Hoff
Scott Van Hoff of FEMA Region X joins us for a discussion about Substantial Improvement and Substantial Damage ordinances. Watch this webinar to hear him tackle common SI/SD pitfalls and chat about best practices!
January 11, 2021
Meet the Team: Welcome Sam Lopes!
Sam Lopes joins us as a Senior Software Engineer. Learn about what he's excited to work on and what he's up to!
December 23, 2020
Webinar: Cumulative SI/SD with Tom Leatherbee
Tom Leatherbee shares a presentation exploring the potential of Cumulative Substantial Improvement and Substantial Damage regulations to encourage adaptation and lower flood risk.
November 10, 2020
Community Conversations: Autonomous Adaptation with Brianna Castro
Brianna chats with us about her sociological research, which examines individual and household climate adaptation decisions and how they relate to a diversity of institutional contexts.
November 3, 2020
Meet the Team: Welcome Brian Zable!
Brian, our newest team member, shares a bit about his life, his experience, and what drives his work.
October 31, 2020
White Paper Learnings: Substantial Improvement and Substantial Damage 
Our new white paper and feature launch tackle the challenges of tracking and enforcing stricter SI/SD standards.
October 12, 2020
Community Conversations: Bridging Best Practices and Community Needs with César Castro
César Castro works as a planning consultant at the nexus of housing, resilience, and compliance. Learn about the interdisciplinary perspective he brings to his mitigation and adaptation work.
September 25, 2020
Using Census Data to Support Floodplain Management
Census data can be used to enrich your floodplain management programs and plans.
August 28, 2020

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