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Flood Risk Education Series

As a city positioned along the banks of the Mississippi River and having over 100 miles of streambank, the possibility for flooding is a reality.  The good news is Davenport is resilient. Part of that readiness includes being knowledgeable about flood risk and ways to reduce risk.  To help property owners better understand their risk, we have designed a series of engaging virtual learning opportunities covering important flood risk information every property owner in the floodplain should know. 

Be Prepared Davenport | How to Reduce Risk & Protect Your Investment
Sessions run Tuesday, March 9 through Thursday, April 1, 2021

  • Sessions are Approximately 30 to 45 Minutes in Length Depending on Questions
  • Light on Presentation | More Time for Questions
  • Session recordings will be made available on the website for those unable to attend virtually but wanting to know more

Watch Session Video | Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) | How to Read Them | What's New
Watch Session Video | Low Entry Point Elevation Data | What Does this Mean?
Watch Session Video | Flood Insurance | Why it is Important | Reducing Premiums

Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) | How to Read Them | What's New

Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) | How to Read Them | What's New

2 PM, Tuesday, March 9, 2021  - or -  5 PM, Thursday, March 11, 2021

Watch Session Video

Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) are a great tool for property owner’s to visualize their flood risk. The City’s Floodplain Managers will introduce FIRM tools to attendees and demonstrate how to use the tool to better  understand flood hazard.  Staff will also discuss upcoming changes to the FIRM that will go into effect. 

The chat feature will be used for question and answer. If you have questions you want to make sure we cover during the session, e-mail us at this link, and we will be sure to address the question during the session.

Low Entry Point Elevation Data | Where Does this Data Come From | What Does this Mean?

Low Entry Point Elevation | Where Does this Data Come From | What Does this Mean? 

2 PM , Tuesday, March 16, 2021  - or -  5 PM, Thursday, March 18, 2021
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During this virtual session, property owners who received information on low entry point elevation data for their property will learn what the data means in terms of flood levels and the risk associated with the level. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions via chat and learn more about the City’s current Flood Study.

The chat feature will be used for question and answer. If you have questions you want to make sure we cover during the session, e-mail us at this link, and we will be sure to address the question during the session.

Flood Insurance | Why It is Important | Lowering Premiums | City's Role in Keeping Costs Down

Flood Insurance | Why It is Important | Lowering Premiums
& How City Participation in CRS Program Keeps Rates Down


2 PM, Tuesday, March 30, 2021  - or -  5PM, Thursday, April 1, 2021 
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If you can only attend one session, this is the one to follow. A professional from the flood insurance industry will discuss why flood insurance is important, dispel myths about flood insurance and provide useful information on lowering risk and premiums. The insurance professional and City Floodplain Managers will also touch on the City’s role in lowering flood insurance costs, as well as resources and services available to help property owners reduce their risk.

The chat feature will be used for question and answer. If you have questions you want to make sure we cover during the session, 
e-mail us at this link, and we will be sure to address the question during the session.