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Living with Levees: A Shared Responsibility - Factsheet for Homeowners and Professionals

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Homeowners and Professionals alike must know the risks of living near or behind levees. In particular, levees do not eliminate the risk of flooding, but only reduce it. This fact sheet provides basic levee information, describes FEMA’s role in identifying levee-related flood risks, and details proactive measures homeowners and professionals can take to help reduce risk.