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Forerunner Blog
A collection of stories from our team and insights from our users.
Elevation Certificates: Common Errors and Challenges
One of our newest features, Elevation Certificate Error Detection, has taught us a lot about common EC issues. Read to learn more about our product research and findings.
February 16, 2022
Meet the team: Sophia Clavel!
Meet Sophia Clavel, our resident linocutting enthusiast, who works with prospective partner communities to identify ways that Forerunner can support their work!
January 30, 2022
Webinar: Elevation Certificate Best Practices + Common Errors
Tune into our discussion with Al Lawson of Harris County Texas about Elevation Certificates! We chat about common pain points, potential solutions, and how our research informed the development of Forerunner's new EC Error Detection feature.
November 8, 2021
Webinar – The NFIP: What’s Old Is New Again
Rebecca Jones and Kenya Lovill share learnings from the rollout of New Jersey's new NFIP outreach program.
September 7, 2021
At What Point? Managed Retreat Conference 2021 Recap
The second annual At What Point? Managed Retreat Conference brought together an interdisciplinary group to discuss the implications of community relocation in the face of evolving environmental hazards.
August 8, 2021
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
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
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

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