IN 1968...THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS CREATED THE NATIONAL FLOOD
INSURANCE PROGRAM...OR NFIP IN RESPONSE TO THE RISING COST OF TAXPAYER
FUNDED DISASTER RELIEF FOR FLOOD VICTIMS AND THE INCREASING AMOUNT
OF DAMAGE CAUSED BY FLOODS. FLOOD LOSSES AREN/T TYPICALLY COVERED
BY YOUR HOMEOWNERS INSURANCE POLICY.  SO IT/S A SMART IDEA TO MAKE
SURE YOU ARE COVERED. OUR PARTNERS AT THE FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
AGENCY /FEMA/ HAVE ONLINE MAPS THAT SHOW IF YOU ARE IN A FLOOD RISK AREA. 

ONCE YOU KNOW YOUR RISK...YOU CAN PURCHASE NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE
FROM PRIVATE INSURANCE COMPANIES AND AGENTS. CURRENTLY...THERE ARE
OVER ONE HUNDRED INSURANCE COMPANIES THAT SELL NATIONAL FLOOD
INSURANCE COVERAGE IN ADDITION TO SOME SIXTY THOUSAND INDEPENDENT
INSURANCE AGENTS.

ANYONE IN A COMMUNITY THAT PARTICIPATES IN THE  NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM CAN PURCHASE BUILDING AND OR CONTENTS COVERAGE WITH A FEW EXCEPTIONS. KNOWING YOUR LOCATION AND RISK WILL HELP DETERMINE YOUR ELIGIBILITY.  CHECK OUT FEMA/S ONLINE MAP SERVICE CENTER TO DETERMINE YOUR RISK AND THEN TALK WITH YOUR INSURANCE CARRIER TO SEE IF THEY CAN PROVIDE FLOOD INSURANCE OR POINT YOU IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION IF THEY DON/T CARRY IT.

KNOWING YOUR FLOOD RISK AND ENSURING YOU HAVE THE RIGHT INSURANCE
COVERAGE AND PROTECTION CAN SAVE YOU A LOT OF TIME AND MONEY IN THE
EVENT OF A FLOOD. PREPARE NOW...AND BE A FORCE OF NATURE!

JOIN US TOMORROW FOR INFORMATION ON THE NWS ADVANCED HYDROLOGIC
PREDICTION SERVICE AND PARTNER SERVICES.

 

IMPORTANT FLOOD WEBSITES

NWS: HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV
NWS Memphis: HTTP://WWW.SRH.NOAA.GOV/MEG
NWS: HTTP://WATER.WEATHER.GOV/AHPS2/INDEX.PHP?WFO=MEG
NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER: HTTP://WWW.NHC.NOAA.GOV/
NWS FLOOD SAFETY AWARENESS: HTTP://WWW.FLOODSAFETY.NOAA.GOV/
NWS: HTTP://WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/COM/WEATHERREADYNATION/FORCE.HTML
NWS: HTTP://WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/FLOODSAFETY/TADD.SHTML
NWS: HTTP://WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/COM/WEATHERREADYNATION/FORCE.HTML

 

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