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  • Increased Cost of Compliance Flyer

    Increased Cost of Compliance, or ICC, coverage is part of most Standard Flood Insurance Policies. Claims for ICC benefits are filed separately from your claim for contents or building loss. If eligible, property owners can collect up to $30,000 to help cover the cost of bringing homes or businesses into compliance with floodplain ordinances. If a building has been repeatedly or severely damaged by flooding, and local floodplain ordinances require major changes to the property, ICC benefits may help to pay for these required improvements.
  • Mitigation Success Stories in the United States

    This is a collection of examples of successfully implemented mitigation strategies from all over the United States is designed to assist in eliminating the effects of natural disasters through the implementation of mitigation techniques.
  • National Flood Insurance Program Description

    The purpose of this document is to provide a comprehensive description of the NFIP intended for use by FEMA staff and NFIP constituents. It provides an overview and history of the Program and covers all three aspects of the Program: 1) floodplain identification and mapping; 2) floodplain management; and 3) flood insurance.
  • Partnerships in Preparedness: Exemplary Practices in Emergency Management

    In keeping with its goals for building a strong and effective emergency management system, FEMA continues to search for and compile creative ways and means to better utilize the resources that are available at the Federal, State, and local levels of government. This document presents examples where partnerships amoung all levels of government and private entities produces outstanding emergency management practices.
  • Questions and Answers Regarding New Rules at 44 CFR Part 65

    FEMA processes a variety of map revisions through the issuance of Letters of Map Change (LOMCs). These letters include Letters of Map Revision Based on Fill (LOMR-Fs) and Letters of Map Revision (LOMRs). The rules regarding data requirements and procedures for obtaining LOMR-Fs and LOMRs are outlined in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) regulations at Title 44 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Chapter I Part 65. This document describes changes to those regulations that the Federal Emergency Management Agency implemented on May 4, 2001.
  • Technical Bulletin 0, User's Guide to NFIP Technical Bulletins

    This User's Guide is intended to assist those using the Technical Bulletins issued by the FEMA Mitigation Directorate. This Guide contains a Key Word/Subject Index that identifies topics contained in the Technical Bulletins regarding the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Reference sources and information about ordering additional NFIP publications are also provided.

  • The 100-Year Base Flood Standard and the Floodplain Management Executive Order

    This report presents a historical overview of the need for and development of a national flood hazard reduction program and a standard for implementing that program, the findings of the review of the 100 year base flood standard and E.O. 11988, and FEMA's conclusions and recommendations based upon that review.
  • Storm Watch! Hurricane Preparedness for Hospitals

    This video depicts techniques hospitals can use to prepare for hurricanes.
  • National Flood Insurance Program Flood Insurance Cancellation/Nullification Request Form

    This form is used to cancel a Flood Insurance Policy.
  • V-Zone Risk Factor Rating Form and Instructions

    This form provides a basis for the actuarial rating of buildings and their contents on an individual risk basis that allows a rate discount for prudent building designs. This approach will serve to further the NFIP goals of providing incentives for hazard mitigation in coastal high hazard flood risk zones while permitting adequate insurance protection under premium rates that ensure that the risk of flood losses related to building placement and construction is borne by the owners of the properties at risk.
  • MT-2 Application Forms and Instructions for Conditional Letters of Map Revision and Letters of Map Revision

    These forms should be used by community officials or individuals via community officials to ask that FEMA revise the effective National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) map (Flood Hazard Boundary Map, Flood Insurance Rate Map, Flood Boundary and Floodway Map, or Digital Flood Insurance Rate Map) and Flood Insurance Study report for a community. These forms are also used for requesting FEMA comments on a proposed project issued in the form of a Conditional Letter of Map Revision. These forms assure FEMA that all pertinent data relating to the request is included in the submittal. They also ensure that: 1) data and methodology are based on current conditions; 2) qualified professionals have assembled data and performed necessary computations; and 3) individuals and organizations affected by proposed changes are aware of the changes and have an opportunity to comment.

    Note: Expired MT-EZ, MT-1, and MT-2 forms may be used until further notice. Please proceed to use these forms when completing your Letter of Map Change (LOMC) application.

    Note: The address and fax number associated with the documents below has been updated. Please send all materials and/or payments to the following address:

    3601 Eisenhower Avenue, Suite 500
    Alexandria, VA 22304-6426

  • National Flood Insurance Act of 1967

    This Act authorizes a national program under which flood insurance is made available to occupants of flood prone areas through the cooperative efforts of the Federal government and the private insurance industry.
  • NFIP: Condominium Coverage

    There are several methods of insuring condominiums under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Each method has its own eligibility requirements for condominium type.

  • Coping With a Flood - Before, During, and After

    This brochure gives tips on what to do before, during, and after a flood in order to protect family and property from damage and to mitigate losses.
  • Top 10 Things State Insurance Commissioners Can Do

    State Insurance Commissioner's play a crucial role in developing State policy for insurance. They can help shape the vision and strategy for protecting constituents with insurance coverage and assisting victims of flood disasters.
  • Reducing Losses in High Risk Flood Hazard Areas - A Guidebook for Local Officials

    This guidebook provides information to help local governments improve the effectiveness of their floodplain management programs for high risk areas that have special types of flood hazards beyond typical flooding.
  • FEMA 150, Seismic Considerations: Health Care Facilities

    The publication provides Health Care Facilities with information to assess seismic risk, make informed decisions about seismic safety , and determine what can be done to mitigate risk.
  • NEHRP Handbook of Techniques for the Seismic Rehabilitation of Existing Buildings

    This handbook presents techniques that engineers can use to solve a variety of seismic rehabilitation problems in existing buildings, including a broad spectrum of building types and building components (both structural and nonstructural). Techniques are illustrated with sketches, and the relative merits of the techniques are discussed. (Please note that FEMA 172 has been superseded by FEMA 547, Techniques for the Seismic Rehabilitation of Existing Buildings.)
  • NEHRP Handbook for Seismic Evaluation of Existing Buildings

    The NEHRP Handbook for the Seismic Evaluation of Buildings, FEMA-178, describes analysis procedures and acceptance criteria often referenced when evaluating the seismic hazards of existing buildings.
  • Preparedness for Hazardous Materials Emergencies in Rail yards: Guidance for Railroads and Adjacent Communities

    This document contains a wide range of information on each of 11 emergency preparedness functions. There are 150 guidance recommendations presented herein. Some of them are beng used by more than a few railroads and are based on lessons learned from recent hazardous materials emergencies, practices developed for other types of emergencies, or recent findings (notably the merits of sheltering versus evacuating).