FEMA IS-322 Answers

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The independent study module aims to help members of FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation disaster workforce communicate the risks associated with floods and effective mitigation measures to the public.

The module is part of a series of Independent Study modules for the Hazard Mitigation disaster workforce, which includes mitigation information for public consumption regarding earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, tornados, and wildfires.

The module covers topics such as how floods cause damage, mitigation measures for personal safety and structures, and beneficial mitigation publications.

The course objectives include training Hazard Mitigation Advisor Specialists to explain the flood hazard and how to mitigate future damages effectively to people affected by floods. The primary audience for the course is Hazard Mitigation Disaster Workforce Staff, and the prerequisites are FEMA Employment. The course takes 1 hour to complete and offers 0.1 CEUs.

FEMA IS-322: Flood Mitigation Basics for Mitigation Staff

After a disaster event, which agency is responsible for the message to the public about mold hazards and remediation?C. The State Health Department
Mold cannot cause structural damage.B. FALSE
Which of the following is an example of flash flooding?D. Intense rainfall creates a wall of water carrying rocks, mud, and debris, sweeping away objects in its path.
How does closed-basin flooding occur?A. Water is trapped in an area because the outlet is too small or doesn’t exist. It accumulates over long periods and is slow to recede.
Which of the following is an example of dry floodproofing?A. Waterproofing a structure below the BFE using waterproof veneer.
Why is it important to direct the public to local building officials?E. All of the above.
Which FEMA-partner organization(s) below offer information on mitigating damage from floods?D. All of the above.
Select the item that best describes coastal flooding.C. An off-shore storm pushes water inland to create higher than normal tides and a storm surge.
Which of the measures below may reduce the risk of future flood damages to a building?E. All of these may be appropriate mitigation measures.
River/stream flooding occurs when:B. Bodies of water rise due to heavy rain, melting snow, storm surge, or a dam breaking.
Which is correct regarding a community that participates in NFIP?D. All of these are correct.
Which of the following is true about wet floodproofing?B. One method of wet floodproofing involves elevating appliances and utilities to the BFE or higher.
Some communities may require the lowest floor of a structure in a Special Flood Hazard Area to be at BFE plus an additional freeboard elevation to account for:D. All of the above.
Which statement below is correct about NFIP?D. All of these are correct.
Installing backflow valves on drainpipes or water lines is an example of dry floodproofing.A. TRUE
FEMA publications can be found at FEMA.gov and:B. HM Disaster Workforce Website
An NFIP community is required to have:B. An adopted floodplain management ordinance.
When advising the public about flood mitigation, which action below should you take?E. All of the above.
When asked, FEMA staff should give specific repair directions to the public.B. FALSE
Hazard Mitigation (HM) staff should only distribute mold publications provided by HM Community Education and Outreach.A. TRUE
Which issues should be considered before using flood control barriers to keep water out of a structure?D. All of the above.


  1. IS-322: Flood Mitigation Basics for Mitigation Staff

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