What is the National Flood Insurance Program?

In 1968, the U.S. Congress created the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) in response to the increasing amount of damage caused by floods and to the rising cost of taxpayer-funded relief for flood victims. Flooding causes more damage in the United States than any other severe weather related event, costing an average of $5 billion a year. One can purchase National Flood Insurance from private insurance companies and agents. Your homeowner’s insurance carrier is good a place to start for information.

Source: NOAA and NWS

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