Situation #1
Residents and Business Owners

Communication is key
When a levee can no longer meet federal standards for flood protection, nearby residents and business owners need to be informed about the risks. They also need to know that flood insurance will become a requirement for most mortgage holders. You can defuse anxiety by helping people understand what is taking place, and why.

Informing residents and business owners
Notify property owners of the increased flood risks, what is being done to address the risks, why new flood insurance requirements are being put in place and the timeline for change. Property owners may be able to save money on flood insurance premiums by purchasing flood insurance before the new requirements take effect. Give them the opportunity to make the best decision for their financial future.

The materials in this section will help inform property owners of the increased flood risks and the new flood insurance requirements.