This 76-page guide provides answers to the most frequently asked questions about the National Flood Insurance Program and provides valuable information about flood insurance, flood mitigation actions and what to do before and after a flood.
Congress must periodically renew the NFIP’s statutory authority to operate. On March 11, 2022, the president signed legislation passed by Congress that extends the National Flood Insurance Program’s (NFIP’s) authorization to Sept. 30, 2022. Congress must now reauthorize the NFIP by no later than 11:59 p.m. on Sept. 30, 2022. FEMA and Congress have never... Continue Reading →
This webinar is a two-part course on FEMA's National Flood Insurance Program. It includes the topics listed in the Federal Register notice on training and education requirements related to Section 207 of the Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2004, otherwise known as FIRA 2004.
FEMA announced a significant investment in climate resiliency by authorizing $3.46 billion in mitigation funding for the 59 major disaster declarations issued due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. With the growing climate change crisis facing the nation, FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) will provide funding for states, tribes, and territories to maximize their investment... Continue Reading →
Only flood insurance covers flood damage. Without it, your recovery options are limited and costly. Your recovery will depend on your savings, your line of credit or the hope that a federal disaster declaration may make State/Federal disaster-related grants and/or U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest loans available.If you live in a Special Flood Hazard Area... Continue Reading →
Congress must periodically renew the National Flood Insurance Program’s statutory authority to operate. On December 21, 2018, the President signed legislation passed by Congress that extends the National Flood Insurance Program’s (NFIP’s) authorization to May 31, 2019. NFIP re-authorization is an opportunity for Congress to take bold steps to reduce the complexity of the program... Continue Reading →
Wildfires change the landscape, destroying root structure and creating top soil that could repel water instead of absorbing it. Debris flows and mudflows can occur up to five years after a wildfire. Debris flows can take homes off their foundations and can carry things like vegetation, trees, large boulders and vehicles. Mudflows on the other... Continue Reading →
Why do insurance companies classify certain types of risk as uninsurable? And why do insurance regulators prohibit insurers from setting premiums that reflect risk, particularly in locales that repeatedly suffer losses from natural disasters? The short answer is that insurance today is misunderstood and hence is not effectively meeting its most important objectives—to inform those... Continue Reading →