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Know Your Line: Be Flood Aware

Upcoming Changes to the NFIP – Recent Flood Insurance Legislation will Affect Subsidized Rates for Pre-FIRM Buildings

Answers to Questions about the National Flood Insurance Program’s Community Rating System (CRS)

States and Communities Work to Coordinate Building Codes and Floodplain Management Ordinances

Flood Insurance Manual:
October 1, 2012

FloodSmart Websites Offer New Resources for FloodSmart Partners and Agents

Disputing Flood Zones

The 2012 National Flood Conference

Helping Non-Participating Communities with Special Flood Hazard Areas Understand the Benefits of the NFIP

Engineering Principles and Practices for Retrofitting Flood-Prone Residential Structures

FEMA Recognizes the State of Florida for Strengthening Statewide Building Code

Related Links
- NFIP Website
- FloodSmart Website
- Insurance Professional Info
- FEMA Mitigation Info
- Watermark e-Notification
- Archive of Printed Watermarks


Other Links
- NFIP Bureau iServices
- Acronym/Glossary List

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FEMA Online Change Requests for Property's Flood Zone Designation

FEMA has launched a new way to submit a request to change the property's flood zone designation. With the Online Letter of Map Change (LOMC), property owners who believe their property has been inadvertently included in a Special Flood Hazard Area may now request a change over the web as well as by U.S. mail. Learn more here.

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Flooded waters covering homes
Breezy Point, N.Y., March 22, 2013 -- Residents of this Queens neighborhood are rebuilding their homes damaged by Hurricane Sandy. This house is in the process of being elevated above the new flood level to prevent damage from future storm surges and flooding.

Photo by: K.C.Wilsey/FEMA - Location: Breezy Point, NY

The NFIP Group Flood Insurance Policy: A Hybrid Between Insurance and Disaster Assistance

This article offers background on a form of disaster assistance called the Group Flood Insurance Policy that is available through FEMA Disaster Assistance, rather than the standard coverage offered by the National Flood Insurance Program. After recent larger flood events, we have seen some confusion. We offer some background and links to clarify the differences for our readers.

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The Coastal Barrier Resources System Mapper Is Now Available Online

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has released an interactive Coastal Barrier Resources System Mapper to help property owners, project proponents, Government officials, and other stakeholders determine whether properties or project sites may be affected by the Coastal Barrier Resources Act.  

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