FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Specialists from the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) have scheduled two upcoming meetings in Kentucky to provide the public with an opportunity to learn more about flood insurance.
One meeting takes place at 1 p.m., Fri., July 24, at Big Sandy Area Development District, 110 Resource Court, Prestonsburg. The other is at 2 p.m., July 28, at Kentucky River Area Development District, 917 Perry Park Road, Hazard.
Insurance agents, local officials, lenders, realtors, business owners, homeowners and anyone else with an interest is cordially invited to attend.
In the aftermath of severe flooding that hit several Kentucky counties in May, NFIP experts have fanned out across the commonwealth for a wide ranging flood insurance outreach. They have already met with Commonwealth Insurance Commissioner Sharon P. Clark and other commonwealth officials and are continuing to meet with Kentucky insurance agents. Although the NFIP is a national program, flood insurance policies are sold by local insurance agents.
There are many myths and misconceptions about NFIP flood insurance, the specialists note. Attending one of these meetings is a great way to get useful and accurate information and to have questions answered.
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