The Federal Emergency Management Agency awarded a five-year, $40 million contract to AMEC for flood map modernization services for a region that consists of five states and Washington, D.C.
The Region III contract calls for AMEC, a project management and services company, to provide digital flood insurance rate maps, hydrologic and hydraulic floodplain modeling, coastal flooding analyses, community floodplain ordinance reviews and updates, multi-risk analyses, and post-disaster support.
In the event of a disaster in Region III, which includes the District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia, AMEC could assist the federal government in developing disaster recovery maps. AMEC also could be called upon to address specialized flood risk situations, including dam breaks.
The contract, announced Aug. 6, replaces an expiring $10 million contract. It is the largest contract FEMA has awarded AMEC, which also provides FEMA mapping services for state partners in Alabama, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Utah.