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FEMA manages the National Flood Insurance Program which includes more than 22,600 Participating Communities. This year, FEMA’s Floodplain Management Division is conducting a survey of the nation’s Floodplain Administrators who manage local floodplains for these jurisdictions. Survey findings will inform a five-year National Floodplain Administrators Training Strategy that will be coordinated by the Floodplain Management Division.

Preparedness Tips

  • Floods: A few inches of water in a 1,000-square foot home could cost more than $10,000 in repairs and replacement of personal possessions. Homeowner’s insurance doesn’t cover most floods. Learn more.
  • Hurricanes:  Hurricanes are not just a coastal problem. Make sure everyone in your household knows your hurricane plans, evacuation routes, and has several ways to receive alerts. There are also things you can do to strengthen your home ahead of time. Learn more.
  • Extreme heat: Learn to recognize the signs of heat illness, especially for older adults, children and sick or overweight individuals who are at greater risk. You can also take steps to weatherize your home ahead of time to keep the heat out. When dealing with excessive heat be sure to drink lots of water, avoid strenuous activity in the middle of the day and never leave children or pets in the car. Learn more.
  • Thunderstorms and lightning: Strengthen your home by cutting down or trimming trees that may be in danger of falling on your home. Sign up for your community’s warning system and when the thunder roars, go indoors and avoid using electronic devices and running water. Learn more.
  • Tornadoes: Sign up for your community’s warning system. If under a tornado warning, immediately go to a safe shelter such as a small, interior, windowless room or basement on the lowest level of a sturdy building. Learn more.

Press Releases and Fact Sheets

The Federal Emergency Management Agency will be sending more than $2.5 million to the State of Connecticut to reimburse it for the administrative costs of responding to and recovering from Tropical Storm Isaias in 2020.
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Preliminary flood risk information and updated Flood Insurance Rate Maps are available for review by residents and business owners in affected communities in Hartford County, Connecticut. Residents and business owners are encouraged to review the latest information to learn about local flood risks and potential future flood insurance requirements.
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Preliminary flood risk information and updated Flood Insurance Rate Maps are available for review by residents and business owners in affected communities in Fairfield County, Connecticut. Residents and business owners are encouraged to review the latest information to learn about local flood risks and potential future flood insurance requirements.
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