The Florida Association of Counties (FAC) will be offering a new course for county commissioners, staff and others for Spring 2014.
Protecting Your Community from Natural Disasters:
A Guide to Flood Insurance & Flood Mitigation Programs
In 2012, Congress passed the Biggert-Waters Florida Insurance Reform Act. Key provisions of the legislation require the NFIP to raise rates to reflect true flood risk and change how Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) updates impact policyholders. As a result of this new law, coupled with FEMA mapping efforts across the state, communities are beginning to ask questions regarding the role of local governments in this process.
To help understand some of the more common issues associated with the NFIP, FAC has developed this workshop where attendees will receive information about the following:
- An overview of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and the role of the local government official.
- The types of insurance coverage offered under the NFIP for homeowners and businesses.
- How the 2012 NFIP changes will affect flood insurance rates in your community.
- What steps your community can take to help lower rates flood insurance rates.
- An overview of federal grant programs available to your community to reduce potential flood damages and lower flood insurance premiums.
If your county is interested in hosting this workshop, please contact Eric Poole at (850) 294-9405 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no cost to attend the course.