Edgecombe County was hit hard by subsequent flooding from Hurricane Matthew as water from the Tar River rose to dangerous levels. Now, the Federal Emergency Management Agency is holding a flood insurance workshop on April 5th to help residents with for future disasters. Jared Brumbaugh has details.
Specialists with FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program will be on hand to answer questions and provide information on why flood insurance is needed, what it covers and what happens if there’s flooding but no disaster is declared. Local insurance agents will be available to provide premium quotes. FEMA Public Information Officer Ray Perez.
“You can find out what you need to do or might need to do to mitigate future disasters with the flood insurance that would bring your premiums down if you need to elevate. The more you protect the dwelling, the better your insurance rates might be.”
Those who received FEMA Disaster Assistance following Hurricane Matthew may be required to obtain flood insurance. Perez says failure to do so would result in ineligibility for FEMA Assistance in subsequent flooding events. The workshop takes place at Edgecombe Community College’s Thomas S. Flemming Building from 3 to 6:30pm on Wednesday, April 5th.