Flood insurance assistance meeting for flood victims

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NORTH SIOUX CITY, South Dakota (KTIV)- Federal, state and local agencies, offered answers to flood-related questions from Union County, South Dakota, residents Tuesday night.

Officials from the South Dakota Office of Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency were in North Sioux City, Tuesday night, to provide information on the National Flood Insurance Program.

The meeting is part of a series of outreach efforts to help residents learn more about flood insurance

Officials say that many people don’t think flooding will happen to them and aren’t prepared for the worst.

“Unfortunately, insurance is there for future losses, not for past losses,” said Diana Herrera, FEMA Senior Insurance Specialist, Region VIII. “So it can happen with this climate change that we have going on right now. People need to stand up and take notice. It could happen again.”

The National Weather Service was also there tonight to highlight the forecast for the next several months.

For more information on the National Flood Insurance Program, check out these links:

https://www.floodsmart.gov/

https://www.fema.gov/national-flood-insurance-program

 

Jennifer Lenzini

Jennifer Lenzini

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