Photo: Raised Homes This toolkit is designed for communities going through flood map updates

Updated flood hazard maps are a valuable tool. They show how risks have changed and help protect lives and property. However, map updates may cause anxiety or confusion for some residents and business owners, especially those who learn that their property is now at high risk and they will be required to purchase flood insurance. You can ease the transition by clearly explaining to constituents and the media the value of having up-to-date maps as well as the insurance options available. Use this comprehensive suite of materials to help.

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FloodSmart provides materials to share with a wide range of audiences who can help carry your message forward.

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General Audiences and the Media

Materials to educate and inform property owners, interested colleagues, and members of the media about new flood maps and their implications.
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Insurance Agents

Tools and tips to help agents inform their clients about the ways map changes may affect insurance requirements.
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Real Estate Agents

Information to help real estate agents inform clients and fulfill their responsibilities when flood maps change.
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Lenders

Materials to help lenders learn how to best work with borrowers as map updates take place.
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Builders, Developers and Surveyors

Information to make members of the building industry aware of building and elevation requirements that may change when new maps are adopted.
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