NFIP Message and Resources

FEMA is launching an effort to educate residents about the importance of flood insurance to protect their homes and belongings. Flood damage is typically not included in homeowners and renters insurance policies.

The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) makes flood insurance available to residents of communities that voluntarily participate in the program. Flood insurance is available to homeowners, renters, and business owners in your community. Contents-only policies are also available. The time to purchase flood insurance is now—before the waters start to rise. There is a 30-day waiting period before most flood insurance policies come into effect. To purchase flood insurance, homeowners, renters, and business owners in your community should speak to their insurance agent or call the NFIP Call Center at 1-800-427-4661.

Below you will find links to outreach materials available to everyone in your community. We ask that you freely use these resources and join us in spreading the message that now is the time to purchase flood insurance.

· Flood Social Media Toolkit

· Flood Insurance Whiteboard Explainer Videos

· Free NFIP Materials Order Form

· Floodsmart Website

If you have questions about the NFIP, please contact the Region V Flood Insurance Liaison, James G. Sink, at or 312-408-4421. Homeowners, renters, and business owners should contact their insurance agent or the NFIP Call Center.

Thank you for your assistance in building resilient communities.

Catrina Covino

NFIP Region V Manager


Association of Minnesota Emergency Managers

8716 Arbor Street

Duluth MN 55808