Floods and other Natural Hazards

Overview

Nearly 25 percent of all flood claims filed are for structures located within moderate and minimal risk areas so it is important to thoroughly understand how to determine potential hazards and what federal flood insurance is designed to provide.

This course will explain the benefits of the National Flood Insurance Program and help real estate professionals to understand that it is a voluntary program based on a mutual agreement between the federal government and the local community. This course also brings an understanding of how to read flood maps which delineate the boundaries of flood areas.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: 

  • describe how the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014 affects homeowners' flood insurance rates.
  • identify a property's flood risk
  • explain the administrative structure of the National Flood Insurance Program in relationship to jurisdictional requirements for participation.
  • recognize high-risk flood zones and explain the risks to your buyers as well as requirements of flood insurance in those areas
  • discuss how to recognize the warning signs and potential dangers when natural disasters occur

Designed For

Real estate professionals at any level in their career
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