[16 Test Answers] FEMA IS-162: Hazard Mitigation Floodplain Management in Disaster Operations

Here are the FEMA test answers to IS-162: Hazard Mitigation Floodplain Management in Disaster Operations.

Overview: The FEMA IS-162 course was published on 11/16/2016 to describe the major functions and products of HM Floodplain Management in a disaster operation. These answers are also about identifying some of the red flags that indicate a need for special handling or additional collaboration.

Primary audience: The IS-162 course is for HM Floodplain Management staff, HM Floodplain Management Specialist Experts and supervisors, and HM Insurance staff.

FEMA IS-162 test answers

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Question 1. The National Flood Insurance Act (1968) created the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) making flood insurance available to communities that adopt and enforce floodplain management regulations. 

Question 2. Trust is essential to accomplishing FEMA’s mission and to meeting the goals of Hazard Mitigation. 

Question 3. Which of the following made the purchase of flood insurance mandatory for the protection of properties located in Special Flood Hazard Areas? 
A. Flood Disaster Protection Act, 1973✅
B. Executive Orders 11988 and 11990
C. Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act, 2012
D. Homeowners Flood Insurance Affordability Act 2014

Question 4. HM Floodplain Management staff provide guidance to internal and external partners regarding the NFIP’s floodplain management regulations that support the Hazard Mitigation Strategy. 

Question 5. In large flood disasters, interaction and collaboration with Hazard Mitigation co-workers, other JFO organizations, state and tribal governments, and local governments may be complex. 

Question 6. Protection of wetlands is the exclusive responsibility of local government as noted in 44 CFR Parts 1, 2, and 3 

Question 7. Collaboration is essential to the success of which of the following HM Floodplain Management responsibilities? 
A. Serving as the JFO point of coordination and as the resource on all floodplain management functions
B. Promoting community participation in the NFIP
C. Promote compliance with NFIP floodplain management regulations during disaster response and recovery
D. Providing floodplain management information to local, state, tribal, and JFO partners
E. All of the above✅

Question 8. According to Executive Orders 11988 and 11990, Federal agencies must: 
A. Avoid actions that adversely impact floodplains and wetlands✅
B. Encourage filling wetlands wherever possible
C. Follow an 8-step process to encourage floodplain development
D. Implement the floodplain action before announcing it to the public

Question 9. HM Floodplain Management provides a wide variety of critical services that are used by state and tribal officials but is forbidden to provide services to local authorities. 

Question 10. The policies and procedures for Federal floodplain management are found in 44 CFR 

Question 11. An important function of HM Floodplain Management is to promote sound floodplain management during disaster recovery, communicating flood risk and encouraging and assisting communities to adopt flood damage prevention ordinances that exceed NFIP requirements. 

Question 12. HM Floodplain Management staff promotes and disseminates NFIP information to both internal and external entities. 

Question 13. A key function of the Hazard Mitigation (HM) Floodplain Management Staff is: 
A. Promote floodplain management
B. Provide technical assistance on floodplain management regulations
C. Promote and disseminate NFIP information
D. All of the above✅

Question 14. Which of the following are recommended resources for HM Floodplain Management? 
A. HM Disaster Workforce Website
B. HM Field Operations Guide
C. Mitigation Best Practices
D. NFIP Community Status Book
E. All of the above✅

Question 15. Which of the following are critical services provided by HM Floodplain Management to the state, tribes, local community officials, individuals, and JFO partners? 
A. Providing Flood Zone Determinations
B. Providing Base Flood Elevation Determinations
C. Inputting current information into the FEMA Community Information Systems (CIS) database
D. Providing technical assistance on methods for gathering damage information and for calculating damages to support substantial damage determinations
E. All of the above✅

Question 16. The Federal statute that was intended to reduce the number of repetitive NFIP claims while also reducing flood losses and costs associated with insurance claims is the 
A. National Flood Insurance Reform Act, 1994
B. Flood Disaster Protection Act, 1973
C. National Flood Insurance Act, 1968✅
D. National Flood Insurance Reform Act, 2004

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