FEMA-NAR Toolkit: Flood Preparedness Resources

Building a Culture of Preparedness Resources for Real Estate Professionals

This document was produced by FEMA in collaboration with the National Association of REALTORS®.

The following collection of materials includes resources, webpages, fact sheets, infographics, and publications available for use by real estate professionals and lenders. Professionals can use the materials to promote the financial protection flood insurance offers and explain various flood insurance requirements to homeowners and business owners.

A Real Estate Professional’s Guide to Discussing Flood Insurance
Guide to help real estate professionals discuss flood insurance with their customers.

NFIP Door Hanger
Door hanger, print-ready and customizable versions, for agents to share with current and future clients.

The Cost of Flooding Tool
Interactive tool to see how much flood damage – even from just a few inches of water – could cost.

Be Prepared for a Flood
Factsheet on how to stay safe before, during, and after a flood.

Flood Social Media Toolkit
Website with social media resources.

12 Ways to Prepare
A postcard with 12 steps you can take to be more prepared.

Document and Insure Your Property
Document outlining specific steps you can take to document and insure your valuables before a disaster.

Emergency Financial First Aid Kit
A resource to help you create a record of important household information including identification, financial and legal documents, medical information,
and contacts.

Insurance Moonshot Starter Kit
A package of key messages and communication templates that can be used to promote the value of flood insurance in disaster recovery.

Why Buy Flood Insurance
Webpage (NFIP consumer site) detailing the importance of flood insurance and answers to some commonly asked questions about flood insurance.

How to Buy Flood Insurance
Webpage (NFIP consumer site) detailing how to purchase flood insurance and how to find an insurance provider.

How Can I Pay Less for My Flood Insurance
Webpage (NFIP consumer site) with information to help reduce how much you pay for your flood insurance policy through mitigation and other factors.

Before and After a Flood
Webpage (NFIP consumer site) with information on how to start a flood insurance claim, and tips on what you can do before and after experiencing a flood.

FEMA Flood Map Service Center
Public source for flood hazard information to find your official flood map and learn more about your flood risk.

FEMA Data Visualization tool
Historical Flood Risk and Costs – Webpage shows interactive data to promote understanding of historical flood risk and potential flood-related costs.

For Agents FloodSmart.gov
Main Flood Insurance info page for insurance agents.

FloodSmart.gov – NFIP Marketing Resource Library
Flood Insurance programmatic and marketing materials.

Preferred Risk Policy
Details on lower-cost flood insurance through a preferred risk policy.

Learn more at fema.gov.


Flood Insurance

The National Flood Insurance Program provides hundreds of thousands of dollars of flood coverage where required for a federally backed mortgage.