HARRISBURG-A public meeting is planned for homeowners, renters and business owners to address continuing misconceptions about flood insurance.
The meeting will be held at 6 p.m., Monday, Oct. 18, at the Hampton High School Auditorium, 2929 McCulley Road in Allison Park.
Representatives from FEMA's National Flood Insurance Program and state and federal disaster assistance specialists will give a brief overview of the insurance program and answer questions. All are encouraged to attend, including insurance agents and those who would like to learn about the benefits of purchasing flood insurance.
On March 1, 2003, FEMA became part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. FEMA's continuing mission within the new department is to lead the effort to prepare the nation for all hazards and effectively manage federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident. FEMA also initiates proactive mitigation activities, trains first responders, and manages the National Flood Insurance Program and the U.S. Fire Administration.