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February 26, 2021

H.R. 1438, the Flood Level Observation, Operations, and Decision Support (FLOODS) Act


H.R. 1438, the Flood Level Observation, Operations, and Decision Support (FLOODS) Act


American Society of Adaptation Professionals (ASAP)

American Public Works Association (APWA)

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO)

Association of State Floodplain Management (ASFPM)

“The Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) is thrilled to see the issues of rainfall estimation, flood warning, and flood risk communication being comprehensively addressed by the FLOODS and PRECIP acts.  By leveraging the capability and scale of the federal government to comprehensively address these basic data collection and dissemination functions we can make meaningful progress in our fight against escalating flood impacts to our homes, businesses, communities, and citizens.”

Iowa Flood Center


“Jacobs partners with communities across America to enhance flood protection in an era when climate change is causing an alarming increase in flooding.  With rising tides and worsening storms, it is critical that the U.S. federal government provides community leaders and citizens with the tools they need to make faster and smarter decisions about how to best protect themselves.  By improving our communication efforts regarding flooding, resiliency and climate adaptation, American cities and towns can combat these trends by optimizing their planning and response to major flood stresses and shocks – ultimately reducing damage and recovery costs while improving citizen safety.  Jacobs strongly supports the bipartisan FLOODS Act because it is an important step towards these goals.” - Steve Demetriou, Jacobs Chair & CEO

National Flood Association

Union of Concerned Scientists

“Investing in science and NOAA’s prediction and communication capabilities is crucial and will help keep communities—particularly vulnerable communities in coastal and inland floodplains—safe. As the climate changes we’re seeing more and more simultaneous climate-related disasters and their cascading effects grimly foreshadow our future with continued climate change causing simultaneous climate impacts, overlapping disasters and cascading effects. The FLOODS Act is a timely bill that will give NOAA the boost in resources it needs to improve monitoring, forecasting, and communication of future flood risks and hazardous flash flood events. As a science-based organization that relies on NOAA’s data, we are fully supportive of the provisions in the FLOODS Act.” – Shana Udvardy, Climate Resilience Analyst