Join CDD and FEMA for Flood Insurance Informational Meetings November 1-2

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Juneau, Alaska (KINY) – The CBJ Community Development Department and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will host a presentation and question and answer session regarding the National Floodplain Insurance Program and FEMA flood insurance on Wednesday, November 1 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Dzantik’i Heeni Middle School Commons (1600 Renninger Street). The event is open to all. The meeting will be conducted in-person only and will not be recorded.

FEMA will begin the event with a presentation at 6 p.m. The presentation will provide an overview of the elements of the National Flood Insurance Program, CBJ’s responsibilities in the program, triggers for federal flood insurance requirements, and a detailed explanation of what federal flood insurance covers. A question and answer session will follow.

All property owners are eligible for federal flood insurance, and FEMA estimates that 30 percent of flood insurance claims happen outside of mapped flood areas. Anyone with questions about flood insurance is encouraged to join this meeting — and to spread the word to others in the community.

A separate meeting focused on the needs of insurance agents and other business entities will be held on Thursday, November 2, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Mendenhall Valley Library Large Conference room. The meeting will be conducted in-person only and will not be recorded.