DENVER, Colo. -- The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the North Dakota State Water Commission (NDSWC) and the Professional Insurance Agents of North Dakota (PIA) are hosting a single day, two-part flood insurance training and floodplain management workshop. The goal is to offer needed technical information, but also discuss the unique issues facing the Devils Lake area.
The workshop is scheduled at the Spirit Lake Casino & Resort (Ballroom A) on Thursday, February 24, 2005. The four-hour morning session for insurance agents and lenders covers the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) flood insurance policy; its coverage, the claims and adjusting process and use of flood maps. The afternoon session, which is open to the general public, addresses the Closed Basin Lake Endorsement claims process under NFIP and the Area of Special Consideration.
FEMA prepares the nation for all hazards and manages federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident. FEMA also initiates mitigation activities, trains first responders, works with state and local emergency managers, and manages the National Flood Insurance Program and the U.S. Fire Administration. FEMA became part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on March 1, 2003.