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Accession Number PB2013-110323
Title Levees and the National Flood Insurance Program: Improving Policies and Practices.
Publication Date 2013
Media Count 274p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract The Federal Emergency Management Agencys (FEMA) Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration manages the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), which is a cornerstone in the U.S. strategy to assist communities to prepare for, mitigate against, and recover from flood disasters. The NFIP was established by the Congress with passage of the National Flood Insurance Act in 1968, to help reduce future flood damages through NFIP community floodplain regulation that would control development in flood hazard areas, provide insurance for a premium to property owners, and reduce federal expenditures for disaster assistance. The flood insurance is available only to owners of insurable property located in communities that participate in the NFIP. Currently, the program has 5,555,915 policies in 21,881 communities3 across the United States.
Keywords Flood insurance
National Flood Insurance Program(NFIP)
Property damage
United States

Source Agency Federal Emergency Management Agency-General
National Academy of Science National Research Council
NTIS Subject Category 91G - Urban Administration & Planning
96 - Business & Economics
70B - Management Practice
55C - Meteorological Data Collection, Analysis, & Weather Forecast
Corporate Author National Research Council, Washington, DC. Division on Earth and Life Studies.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1322
Contract Number N/A

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