Category Archives: Flooding

NFIP Turns 50

August 1, 2018 commemorates the 50th anniversary of the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968. The Act was motivated by the devastating loss of life and property by Hurricane Betsy in 1965 and created the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).  Since then, the program has aimed to reduce the impact of flooding on private and public structures by providing affordable insurance to property owners, renters, and businesses as well as by encouraging communities to adopt and enforce floodplain management regulations.