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Introduction to the National Flood Insurance Program

Richard Zingarelli, Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation
Tuesday, June 17 @ 9:00am


The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is an important mechanism through which people can learn about flood risk, and the actions that they can take to prepare for and protect themselves and their property from that risk. There are three key components to the NFIP—mapping, insurance, and regulations. Mr. Zingarelli will provide an overview and introduction to the NFIP, with an emphasis on the mapping and insurance components. A description will be provided of the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) produced by FEMA, types of recent revisions to the FIRMs, and a mapping update status and schedule for Massachusetts. Information on insurance under the NFIP will include a general discussion of premiums, coverage, and subsidies, as well as recent changes to the NFIP as a result of laws passed by Congress in 2012 and 2014.


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