Flood safety awareness campaign underway


National Flood Insurance Program available to the public.

The Utah Division of Emergency Management promotes the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) for homeowners in flood-prone areas. This program is designed to help anyone who may be affected by flooding and flood damage, helping them recover quickly after a natural disaster. The Division of Emergency Management (EMD) seeks earned media opportunities for stories, articles, interviews and other content to educate owners about this program.

The NFIP is a national initiative created in 1968 by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. DEM oversees this program in the state of Utah and runs a campaign associated with the program from June 13 to July 8. Flood damage has devastated many communities in Utah, and due to the unpredictability of these disasters, many affected people do not have insurance coverage. for the damage.

Most insurance companies provide coverage for flood damage. however, it is generally not included in home insurance policies. The NFIP says “flood insurance can mean the difference between recovery and financial devastation.” DEM recommends homeowners consider coverage for flood damage even if their area has not been prone to flooding.

Utah homeowners can check with their local insurance agents. Or they can go to floodsmart.gov for more information on Utah NFIP policies and pricing. You can find more information at floodsmart.gov. DEM representatives are available for interviews and other appearances to educate the public about this program and the benefits of flood insurance.

For all other media inquiries, contact Emergency Management Division Public Information Officer Wade Mathews at [email protected].

Media Contact
Company Name: Utah Division of Emergency Management
Contact person: Mathews Wade
E-mail: Send an email
Address:4315 S 2700 W 2nd Floor, Suite 2200
Town: Taylorville
State: Utah
Country: United States
Website: floodsmart.gov


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