flood insurance

https://crsresources.org/files/100/maps/region_and_nation/crs_national_map_october_2020.pdf / National Flood Insurance Program

Davenport residents who buy flood insurance are now paying a lower rate. The National Flood Insurance Program has approved a change in the city's community rating. 

https://tinyurl.com/wz8jwo9 / Scott County, Iowa

Anyone who wants to get ready for spring flooding can learn how on Saturday. The Scott County Emergency Management Agency, Davenport, and Buffalo will host "Leap into Flood Preparation" at Modern Woodmen Park. The resource fair is for property owners and others affected by flooding in the Quad Cities and surrounding areas.

River Action is encouraging cities, counties, and other agencies to help lower the cost of flood insurance for residents of the Quad Cities.

Next week in Moline, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will hold a four-day training so employees of local governments can earn certification as flood plain managers. Michelle O'Neill reports it's led by FEMA's National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). 

WVIK News / WVIK News

As the Mississippi River continues to drop, FEMA has a couple of reminders for flood victims and others.


As Congress debates how to manage flooding and pay for damages, a federal agency plans to change the way flood insurance rates are calculated. It'll affect how much homeowners pay in premiums. And it may reduce the burden on taxpayers who frequently have to bail out the National Flood Insurance Program.

Michelle O'Neill reports next year,* the program will implement what FEMA officials call, Risk Rating 2.0.

For decades, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has based flood insurance rates on one factor - whether a home is located in or out of a flood plain. 

https://tinyurl.com/nfipmapdavri / FEMA's National Flood Hazard Layer Viewer

If you think your homeowners insurance covers flooding, think again. As snow melts, rain falls, and rivers rise this spring, the Federal Emergency Management Agency is reminding people to learn about flood insurance and buy appropriate coverage.

Michelle O'Neill has more.