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Floodplain Compliance

Accelerate your floodplain management workflows with easy-to-use software.

Floodplain management can be time consuming, particularly for teams with multiple responsibilities. Forerunner consolidates data and workflows into one platform, enabling communities to make more informed decisions.

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Simplify floodplain management.

Forerunner can help you enforce regulations, inform residents of requirements, and plan more effectively for development. We provide all of the most relevant and reliable data in accessible property profiles.

Maintain Compliance

Ensure development is compliant across your community.

Save Time

Use Forerunner to minimize tedious information look-ups and streamline permit reviews.

Provide Better Service

Empower your residents with access to a public website that offers digestible data about their flood risk.

Collaborate Effectively

Organize your floodplain data by property, and track notes and resident interactions.

Features for Floodplain Compliance

Flood map layering to simplify determinations.

Forerunner pulls data directly from FEMA’s National Flood Hazard Layer (NFHL) and can pull in additional regulatory maps, centralizing everything in one place. Property profiles use the most up to date and restrictive data, so you can make flood zone and BFE determinations quickly and with confidence.

Property warnings that alert you to changes in the built environment.

Our customized warnings take into account your local FIRM information, freeboard requirements, and cumulative SI periods. We help you stay on top of changes, potential issues, and opportunities for resident outreach.

SI/SD tracking for enforcing substantial improvement.

Forerunner tracks all relevant SI/SD data and makes it simple to document damages when you are out in the field. We send a notification when projects are close to the cumulative threshold, informing when you need to reach out to property owners.

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Tools to stay on top of Repetitive Loss properties.

Forerunner mobilizes your data so you can keep track of Repetitive Loss properties in your community. We help you identify opportunities for mitigation and enable outreach, all while employing best-in-class security practices to protect and minimize visibility for your most sensitive datasets.

Digital documentation for easier administration.

Forerunner helps you manage documentation like Elevation Certificates, property photos, and letters. All the documents you need to analyze a property’s flood risk are packaged together in the profile. You can also make certain documents public to educate and empower residents.

Automated Elevation Certificate checks to save time and maintain your CRS class.

Our Elevation Certificate (EC) Error Detection runs hundreds of validation checks on ECs, so you don’t have to. We identify potential clerical, compliance, and elevation issues that need to be addressed in ECs before submitting to the NFIP or CRS.

Inspection tools to help you track data gathered on-site

With Forerunner's Inspection feature, you can track and document vital information about a property while out in the field. Easily capture images and essential inspection notes, and store it all in one convenient location.

Autogenerate letters saving time and effort.

With Forerunner, users can generate templated letters for residents, including RLAA Property Notification Letters, Substantial Damage Determination Letters, Floodzone Determination Letters, and more. Your document templates are saved in Forerunner and automatically populated with specific property information.

Mobile app for Forerunner access while out in the field.

Forerunner's app enables your team to upload crucial information while performing inspections. The data collected using the app in the field automatically syncs to the desktop version at your office, improving collaboration and saving time. Offline mode also supports usage in low or no-service areas, which is particularly helpful post-disaster.

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“We can just export ECs to a spreadsheet, which removes so many extra little steps that held us back. It significantly speeds things up, and also reduces errors in the review process. In our last EC review, we got a 98% after the first review!”
Maggie Talley

Director of Floodplain Management & Hazard Mitigation for Jefferson Parish, LA

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