In response to a petition filed by NRDC and our partners last year, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has asked the public to weigh in on critical climate-smart reforms to the National Flood Insurance Program. These changes would enable homeowners and renters to better cope with the impacts of sea-level rise and escalating flood risks. If implemented, these reforms would reduce harm to the millions of people and properties at increased risk of flooding due to climate change.
Climate-fueled disasters are happening at a frightening pace, and flood disasters are the most common and costly. We need to make sure that decisions as important as where we live fully account for current and future climate impacts.
FEMA is only accepting comments until January 27. Make your voice heard in support of reforms to create a strong, climate-smart National Flood Insurance Program now.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Please protect more Americans from extreme flooding and climate change