If you have a flood insurance policy through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and your property was damaged by the November flood events, there are several steps you need to take as soon as possible. If your property is determined to be "substantially damaged" then:
- Repairs need to be made in accordance with applicable flood hazard reduction building standards (e.g., elevated above the Flood Protection Elevation for your property), and
- You may qualify for up to $30,000 additional Increased Cost of Compliance Coverage (ICC) to help you bring your home up to current flood standards and reduce the potential for future flood damages.
- More information on how to qualify, who determines if your property was “substantially damaged,” and the National Flood Insurance Program is on our website at: www.whatcomcounty.us/NFIP.