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Map Changes and Flood Insurance: What Property Owners Need to Know

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Explains what flood maps are, why they change, how flood maps show flood risks, and how flood maps are used by community officials, mortgage lenders, insurance professionals, developers, and home and business owners. The material also includes information on how the risk shown on a flood map is reflected in insurance premiums, what if a new flood map shows your risk has changed, and how to reduce your rates.