Throughout the month of September, NFPA will be participating in National Preparedness Month, sponsored by FEMA. During this first week of the public awareness campaign, we’re reminded to save early for disaster costs. The National Flood Insurance Program aims to reduce the impact of flooding on private and public structures. It does so by providing affordable insurance to property owners, renters and businesses and by encouraging communities to adopt and enforce floodplain management regulations.
For more information, visit www.FloodSmart.gov. Watch this short informative video, Why do I Need to Rethink Insurance?
Protecting yourself today means preparing your home or workplace, collecting sources of information, developing an emergency communications plan and knowing what to do when a flood is approaching your home or business.
FEMA’s Flood Loss Avoidance fact sheet is a valuable resource. Visit the NFIP publications page (see "During the Flood") and NFPA’s Get Ready safety tip sheet for more information about what to do before and during a flood.
And If you’re looking for general information on home insurance in case of disaster and protecting yourself in the wildland urban interface, you’ll want to check out the blog from my colleague, Megan Fitzgerald McGowan.