Spread the good news
An improved levee, offering greater protection, always makes a good news story. More good news: If a property is no longer shown as being in an area of high flood risk, the owner can save significantly on flood insurance. This is an important story to tell because flood risks still remain for properties near any levee. The local media can be your greatest ally in communicating that no levee can offer complete protection from floods.
Communication makes all the difference
By establishing relationships with your local media early, you will have a conduit to communicate important information to property owners in a timely, accurate fashion. The materials in this section offer suggestions that will get the right message out to the media, and in turn to the public, when levee designations change. The topics include risks behind levees, federal flood insurance implications and the facts about low-cost flood insurance.
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