National Flood Insurance Program (FEMA)
In 1968, Congress created the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) in response to the rising cost of taxpayer-funded disaster relief for flood victims and the increasing amount of damage caused by floods. The NFIP makes Federally-backed flood insurance available in communities that agree to adopt and enforce floodplain management ordinances to reduce future flood damage.
The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Coordinator works with local units of government to assist them in meeting the NFIP requirements. This is carried out through a program of education, technical assistance, and oversight. In addition, assistance is provided to lenders, realtors, and insurance agents, as well as private citizens, who have questions about flood insurance or floodplain management.
Currently, not all Oceana County municipalities participate in the NFIP program.
For information, contact Matt Occhipinti, the District Floodplain Engineer for our area at (616) 204-1708 or firstname.lastname@example.org
General Information: (800) 427-4661
FEMA Disaster Assistance: (800) 621-3362