Public Invited to Appeal or Comment on Flood Maps in Denton County, Texas

Denton, Texas– New preliminary flood risk information and updated Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) are available for review by residents and business owners in Denton County. Officials encourage property owners to review the latest information to learn about local flood risks and potential future flood insurance requirements. Community stakeholders can identify any concerns or questions about the information provided and participate in appeal and comment periods for the maps. The new flood hazard information from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has been generated in coordination with local community, state, and FEMA...
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Flood insurance can be a sweetheart of a deal for those in lower-risk areas

AUSTIN, Texas – Floods are the most frequent—and the most costly—natural disasters in the United States, and most homeowners insurance policies do not cover flood damage.  Without flood insurance, homeowners and renters could pay out of pocket or take loans to repair or replace their home or damaged contents.  But, the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) offers many Texans a sweetheart of a deal to help reduce the financial burden of these disasters through a Preferred Risk Policy. The Preferred Risk policies are available to homeowners who live in areas with a...
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Renter beware: Scam artists often target disaster survivors

OIG Hotline Report Fraud, Waste & Abuse Official website of the Department of Homeland SecurityOriginal linkOriginal author: abigail.barrientez
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Nothing says ‘I love you’ like the gift of … extra batteries?

AUSTIN, Texas – As Valentine’s Day approaches, you may be struggling to find that last minute gift for your sweetheart. Instead of rushing to the florist or making a last-minute reservation, give your Valentine the gift of preparedness by helping them build an emergency kit.  Nothing says “I love you,” like lifesaving supplies that can provide your Valentine with food, water, light and other essentials in the aftermath of a tornado, flood, hurricane or other natural disaster. For the cost of flowers and dinner, you can help your Valentine build a kit...
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Local, state, federal resources assist with housing needs

OIG Hotline Report Fraud, Waste & Abuse Official website of the Department of Homeland SecurityOriginal linkOriginal author: mary.j.edmon
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