About FEMA

Risk Reduction

Viewed broadly, risk reduction is the goal of all mitigation efforts. FEMA reduces the cost and damage of flood disasters through the Federal Insurance Administration (FIA). The FIA partners with national insurance companies to provide affordable flood insurance, available nationwide. Communities become eligible for such insurance by enforcing floodplain management practices. As communities require individuals and businesses to comply with these guidelines the risk of damage and injury is reduced.

Last Modified: Sunday, 01-Apr-2007 15:53:25 EDT