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Flood risks are changing in several areas of Texas. FEMA issued the preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), the preliminary Flood Insurance Study (FIS), and the corresponding digital database for Dallas and Tarrant counties on Nov. 13, 2020. Nueces county received their revised preliminary FIRM on Aug. 13, 2020.
To help stakeholders better understand those changes, FEMA is hosting a 2-hour webinar on how map changes affect building and flood insurance requirements and insurance options.
Flood Insurance Stakeholder Workshop
With the issuance of new flood maps, FEMA is presenting a Flood Insurance Workshop for industry professionals where you will:
• Hear about the mapping projects and better understand where the changes are occurring on the new flood maps;
• Learn about the potential impacts on flood insurance and building requirements;
• Hear more about the National Flood Insurance Program’s available insurance rating options;
• Review recent related changes to the National Flood Insurance Program; and
• Walk away with online tools and resources to assist you.

This information is valuable to insurance agents, real estate professionals, lenders, builders, surveyors and others living and/or working in the El Paso area.
There is no charge for this workshop, and we encourage you to share this information with other insurance agents, lenders, surveyors, and builders. Space is limited for this online workshop, so it is important that you register as soon as possible. Two hours of Continuing Education Credits (CECs) are being offered for insurance agents (Provider # 123558; Course # 105646) and Certified Floodplain Managers (CFMs).

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