About the National Flood Insurance Program

Overview - Learn how the National Flood Insurance Program was established to help people recover from floods by offering them affordable flood insurance.

Community Floodplain Management Activities - Get familiar with the floodplain management activities your community can do to qualify for NFIP flood insurance.

Flood Zones Explained - Learn how the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) rates your community—from low-to-moderate risk to high-risk of flooding.

Community Participation - Learn how your community gets accepted into the National Flood Insurance Program—you only get flood insurance if your community is NFIP-qualified.

Risk Levels - Become familiar with how FEMA assesses a community like yours for levels of flood risk.

Flood Insurance Rate Maps - Learn how FEMA generates rate maps based on flood risk assessments, nationwide and in your community.

Related Links - For more information about flooding and flood insurance, visit these related links.

Homeowners insurance typically does not cover flood damage.
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