Moorhead, MN -- Flood hazard maps and other flood-related products can be quickly accessed by home and business owners who click on the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA's) website, www.fema.gov. Subsequently, click on "The Map Store" and "The Map Search" icons.
National Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) for your property and other general areas of interest are readily available on the website. Flood insurance cost is based on flood risks. Property sites considered for any type of permitted construction should be as high and dry as possible.
"A little research now may save a lot of headache and heartbreak later," said George Currin, FEMA flood insurance liaison. "Generally, cost of 'peace of mind' protection is equal to or less than a single month's mortgage payment."
Low cost - FEMA backed - flood insurance offers the only way for property owners and renters to recover economically from flood losses. It pays regardless of whether a disaster is declared.
Persons seeking more information about flood hazard mapping are urged to contact a specialist at 1-800-358-9616.