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LOMA Fact Sheet for Homeowners

FEMA has created an easy guide that helps homeowners understand the process for Letters of Map Amendment (LOMA) and Letters of Map Revision Based on Fill (LOMR-F). This factsheet provides clear instructions on who’s eligible to apply, what should be included in an application, and what happens after you receive a determination letter. CTPs and other mapping partners are encouraged to use this at community meetings such as Open Houses.

 

The guide can be found on FEMA.gov here: https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/172215.

Higher Standards: The Value of Floodplain Management

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Flooding is the most common and costly natural disaster in the U.S., causing millions of dollars of damages each year. Floodplain management can help communities reduce losses, protect valuable economic and natural resources, and, more importantly, save lives. Learn how communities can reduce the physical and financial impacts of future flooding through floodplain management.

Video by Juanita Thompson – Aug 15, 2018

Why More Homeowners Should Buy Flood Insurance

CBS News has an article on the need for flood insurance in the wake of devastating Texas Flooding. Read the full article here.

FEMA launches NFIP Call Center Pilot Program

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on June 15 launched a National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) call center pilot program to serve and support policyholders with the servicing of their claims. Flood insurance claims can be complicated, and policyholders may have questions in the days and weeks following a disaster. The NFIP call center is reachable at 1-800-621-3362, and will operate from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (CDT) Monday through Friday. Specialists will be available to assist policyholders with the servicing of their claims, provide general information regarding their policies, and/or offer technical assistance to aid in recovery. For those who prefer to put their concerns in writing, a “Request for Support” form is posted here, which can be filled out and emailed or faxed to 540-504-2360. Call center staff will be able to answer questions, including questions such as “How do I file a flood insurance claim? What type of documentation is needed? Can I still obtain disaster assistance even though I have a flood policy?” as well as more complicated insurance questions about the extent of coverage and policy ratings. The call center also will be open to disaster survivors who have general questions about the NFIP. Have the following information available when calling: contact information (name, telephone number, email address if applicable); policy number; address of damaged property; and name of flood insurance carrier. The NFIP call center pilot program is part of FEMA’s ongoing commitment to effective, long-term improvements to the NFIP.

4 Things to Know About Flood Insurance

4 Things to know about flood insurance

  1. Not all surcharges are created equal.
  2. Premiums can really skyrocket…
  3. …unless you’re prepared.
  4. Deductibles just got bigger.

KRQE Flood Insurance Article

KRQE has an article posted today concerning flood map boundary accuracy and flood insurance. Read the article here.