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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). 


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

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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.