The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) now is insuring more than five million Americans, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which administers the flood program.

In the last two years, the NFIP’s number of policies in force has increased by more than 11 percent. Unsurprisingly, the strongest growth has been in Florida, Texas, and Louisiana. David Maurstad, NFIP administrator and FEMA mitigation director, credited consumers, insurance agents, lenders, real estate agents, state insurance commissioners, industry leaders, and the news media with getting the message out.

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