Flood Outreach Toolkit

Toolkit Instructions

As a leader in public information response to emergency situations, the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) has developed this valuable tool designed to assist your efforts to educate and inform communities about the importance of flood insurance coverage.

The toolkit provides resources to help the audiences you connect with on a regular basis—community members and the media—understand the importance of flood preparedness and protection. The materials are also designed to support your outreach to victims of flood disasters. The materials on this CD include core messages and information about flood insurance that can be used in most areas of the country.

The suite of materials includes fact sheets, brochures and talking points that are indicated as either 1) resource material for you or 2) outreach materials for distribution to the public and the media. Click the links to the right to access the documents for each topic.

With your help, we can educate consumers about their flood risk, how they can protect their property and how to get flood insurance. We will announce other resources as they become available.

After a Flood Disaster


  1. Disaster Response Steps
  2. Talking Points

Flood Insurance 101


  1. NFIP: Protecting Communities from Floods
  2. FloodSmart Campaign
  3. Flood Insurance: How It Works
  4. Flood Facts: Flood Risks Across the Country
  5. NFIP: Flood Insurance and Flood Maps
  6. Facts and Figures
  7. Answers to Tough Questions
  8. NFIP Summary of Coverage
  9. FloodSmart.gov
  10. Consumer Brochure: Why You Need Flood Insurance
  11. Consumer Brochure: Flood Preparation and Safety
  12. Personal Property Coverage
  13. Saving on Flood Insurance (Grandfathering)

References and Resources


  1. NFIP Key Contact Sheet
  2. Seasonal & Regional fact sheets
  3. Media Resource: FloodSmart.gov
  4. NFIP Resources: Data and Statistics
  5. Levee Information