2017 Annual Conference

The Holiday Inn Alexandria is full. You will need to book your room with The Hotel Bentley of Alexandria. The historic Hotel Bentley of Alexandria is offering a conference rate of $109, King bed – Riverview. Just mention – LFMA or Louisiana Floodplain Management Conference to get the rate.  They have 20 rooms blocked for us.

Overflow Hotel

The Hotel Bentley of Alexandria   4-star hotel
Address: 200 Desoto St, Alexandria, LA 71301
Phone: (318) 442-2226

Substantial Damage Estimator Training

In conjunction with the Louisiana Floodplain Management Association’s (LFMA) Annual Conference, FEMA will be offering a 4-hour training workshop focusing on the use of the Substantial Damage Estimator software. This course is available at no charge to Louisiana local officials and attendance at the LFMA conference is not required to participate.

This course will cover basic, introductory information on the Substantial Damage Program; however, it will be specifically geared towards those community officials already possessing a basic understanding of the principals and concepts of the program.  This training will be software intensive and it is recommended that all participants bring a laptop preloaded with the SDE software, freely available from the FEMA website.

The Substantial Damage / Substantial Improvement Desk Reference may be downloaded from: https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/18562

The Substantial Damage Estimator software and supporting documentation may be downloaded from: https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/18692

Due to the hands-on nature of this workshop, seating is limited.  If you plan to attend, please register by sending your name, organization, phone, and email address to Chad Ross at chad.ross@fema.dhs.gov no later than close of business Tuesday, April 18.