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More than 20 percent of flood insurance claims come from people outside of mapped high-risk flood areas.

What are your chances of experiencing a flood? These animated scenarios demonstrate how various factors impact different neighborhoods.

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Protecting Your Home: Six Steps To Help Prevent Your Basement from Flooding 1. Rain Gutters 2. Downspouts 3. Settling Ground 4. Poorly Pitched Yards 5. Sump Pumps and Pipeline Pigs 6. Chemical Sealants

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Hazard Mitigation Grant Program | FEMA.gov ~FEMA can fund up to 75 percent of the costs of storm shelters for schools. Joplin used this grant. Superintendent CJ Huff described it like this: "from a mental health standpoint we have to insure our kids they're in a safe place when they're at school." There's a little bit of fine print. These shelters need to be built as part of a larger project like a performing arts room, a gymnasium or even a brand new school building.

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How to Get A Flood Elevation Certificate

A guide on how to obtain an Elevation Certificate, which is required to get an accurate flood insurance quote if your property is in a high-risk zone.

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Flood Insurance: What Buyers and Sellers Need to Know

What You Need To Know About Real Estate Flood Insurance (see also the latest news about the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012, like http://www.sfgate.com/business/networth/article/Backlash-over-changes-in-flood-insurance-4988143.php ) #ggic #ggrf

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About The National Flood Insurance Program | Risk of Flooding | NFIP | FloodSmart

#INFOGRAPHIC: Do You Need Flood Insurance?