Austin, TX (PRWEB) June 29, 2012
The National Flood Determination Association (NFDA) today commends Congress for passing legislation reauthorizing the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) for five years and for demonstrating a commitment to the future of FEMA?s flood mapping program.
NFDA President, Cheryl Small, commented that ?We have seen firsthand the value the NFIP has brought to the nation and its citizens over the years and today Congress sent a strong message of confidence and certainty to not only the banking and insurance industries, but also to homeowners and business owners through this long-term authorization. Further, the NFDA recognizes the necessity of accurate and current flood maps to the success of the NFIP; therefore, we applaud Congress for authorizing $ 400 million per year to fund the flood mapping program for the next five years and for creating the Technical Mapping Advisory Council to guide FEMA?s efforts to ensure that flood maps are useful for flood risk identification and floodplain management purposes.?
About the National Flood Determination Association
The National Flood Determination Association (NFDA) promotes the common interests of stakeholders involved with flood risk information through education, industry standards and a collaborative approach to policy issues. For more information, visit http://www.nfdaflood.com.