FEMA and NOAA have created an interactive “flood impact map” that features localized, searchable data about the scope and severity of flood events in recent years. The map is available at www.floodsmart.gov/noaa, and the new web page contains tips on what to do before, during, and after a flood, and encourages flood insurance protection among other measures.
FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) makes flood insurance available to renters, homeowners, and business owners through approximately 85 insurance companies in more than 20,800 participating communities nationwide. Flood coverage can be purchased for properties both in and outside of, the highest risk areas. We are encouraging individuals to learn more about seasonal flood risks and what to do to prepare by visiting www.floodSmart.gov, or calling 1-800-427-2419.