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Flood Insurance Quick Bites

The NFIP: history and goals 

This video explains how the 1927 flood, and later flood-related disasters, led to early flood control efforts in the United States, including the most significant flood control program in the country today. By Iowa State University, Extension and Outreach.
Video Length: 5 Minutes 48 Seconds

Flood insurance: is purchase required? What can be insured?

This video addresses several flood insurance topics including the circumstances under which property owners are required to purchase flood insurance, what can and cannot be insured through flood insurance policies, and minimum and maximum flood insurance coverage limits. By Iowa State University, Extension and Outreach.
Video Length: 12 Minutes 16 Seconds

Flood INsurance: Premiums, Purchasing, and Other benefits 

This video discusses the process for purchasing flood insurance, provides an overview of the factors that influence insurance rates, and explains Increased Cost of Compliance coverage. By Iowa State University, Extension and Outreach.
Video Length: 4 Minutes 24 Seconds

Flood Insurance Deep Dives


Theory of Elevation Rating

Rating Flood Insurance: The Theory of Elevation Rating. Interactive web-based independent study course from FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute (Course IS 1102) guides insurance professionals through the steps to properly determine the Lowest Floor Elevation for Post-FIRM buildings based on information on the FEMA Elevation Certificate. Primary audience: Property and casualty insurance agents.
Course length: 2 hours 


Flood Insurance Resources

The Cost and benefits of building higher


The Costs and Benefits of Building Higher - a brochure. In addition to damage protection, higher building elevation can reduce flood insurance premium. *Please note that New York State has higher standards for new construction and substantially improved buildings.


Flood Insurance Library

Flood Insurance Library - This site includes links to publications, reports, guidance and informational materials about the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Links to some of the most significant NFIP training materials are included such as the Flood Insurance Manual.


Flood Smart Website

The official site of the NFIP. It provides information on flood insurance and for policy holders.