UPDATE: THE NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM AND THE COAST

William G. Fry, Perry A. Rhodes

Abstract


This report will update the coastal zone practitioner on the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) as it affects the implementation of manmade changes along the coastline. It is our intent to place in proper perspective this fast-changing and often difficult to interpret national program. Readers will achieve an overall understanding of the NFIP on the coast, and will be in a position to apply the program's requirements in their efforts. We will begin with a history of the application of the NFIP to the coastal zone. The history of the problems encountered will lead into current regulations, methodologies, and the changes the Federal Emergency Management Agency plans for the future.

Keywords


flood; national flood insurance program; coastal flood

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