Media Release

National Flood Insurance Program Workshops

Friday, September 14, 2007 1:00 AM

4:15 p.m.

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - On October 12, 2007, The Florida Floodplain Managers Association will conduct two National Flood Insurance Program Workshops.  The workshops will be held at the Alachua County Health Department located at 224 SE 24th Street, Gainesville, FL 32641.

The Real Estate and Insurance Agents Workshop begins at 8:30 a.m. and concludes at 1:00 p.m. The Lenders Workshop begins at 1:30 p.m. and concludes at 4:30 p.m.


Workshop for Real Estate and Insurance Agents:

Are you uncertain of the rules and regulations for flood insurance?  Are you unsure of exactly how to write a policy?  Do you know where to go for all the information needed?  Whether you are an NFIP novice or an expert, this workshop will provide you with a thorough understanding of how interact effectively with the National Flood Insurance Program.  All agency and company personnel are urged to attend. 

Workshop for Lenders:

The purchase of flood insurance was voluntary until 1973.  That year, the Flood Disaster Protection Act made flood insurance coverage mandatory properties.  Do you know how to give knowledgeable advice to your borrowers about how much flood insurance is required?  Can you effectively resolve flood zone disputes for your borrowers?  Can you identify those flood insurance compliance areas that federal regulators will review during an audit?  Get the answers you need to answer "yes" to all of the questions above.   

Each workshop offers four continuing education credits (CEC). 

To print the Lenders Workshop application click here:  

To print the Real Estate and Insurance Agents Workshop application click here:

The cost is $50.00 per person, per workshop.  Please make your check payable to:

Florida Floodplain Managers Association

And send it and your registration form to:

c/o M.Krishnamurthy,
7742 Glynde Hill Drive,
Orlando, FL 32835.

For a confirmed seat, the check and the registration form should reach the above address one week prior to the scheduled date.

For more information, please contact Lynne Magel at 813 779-9642 or





  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).