Make insurance professionals allies
When levees are provisionally accredited, property owners turn to their insurance agents for information. Agents can help their clients understand why protection is strongly recommended near all levees. They can also point out the considerable flood insurance savings that are available in moderate-risk zones. By providing local insurance associations and insurance agencies with information about the Provisionally Accredited Levee designation - and the fact that existing risk levels still apply - you will help agents protect their customers and potentially build their businesses.
Flood insurance is strongly recommended
The Provisionally Accredited Levee designation does not affect federal flood insurance requirements. However, no levee provides full protection from flooding. The materials in this section will provide insurance agents with information to help their customers better understand flood risks behind levees and available insurance options, including low-cost Preferred Risk Policies from the National Flood Insurance Program.
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