July 2, 2007

  • More than 20,300 communities have flood maps as a basis for flood insurance rates, insurance purchase requirements and local floodplain management programs.
  • An estimated 9,000 square miles of the nation’s most flood-prone lands are protected from future development because they are designated as floodways, allowing for floodwaters to pass unhindered.
  • At least 6,000 acres of previously developed floodplain land have been returned to open space.
  • A significant majority of buildings now being constructed in floodplains are built according to NFIP standards.
  • With 33 consecutive months of policy growth, there are now more than 5.4 million people with flood insurance protection.

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