Notice of Flood Hazard & Federal
Disaster Relief Assistance
We are giving you this notice to inform you that:
The building or mobile home securing the loan for which you have applied is or will be located in an area with special flood hazards.
The area has been identified by the Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as a special flood hazard area using
FEMA’s Flood Insurance Rate Map or the Flood Hazard Boundary Map for the following community:
This area has at least a one percent (1%) chance of a flood equal to or exceeding the base flood elevation (a 100-year flood) in any given
year. During the life of a 30-year mortgage loan, the risk of a 100-year flood in a special flood hazard area is 26 percent (26%).
Federal law allows a lender and borrower jointly to request the Director of FEMA to review the determination of whether the property
securing the loan is located in a special flood hazard area. If you would like to make such a request, please contact us for further
The community in which the property securing the loan is located participates in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Federal
law will not allow us to make you the loan that you have applied for if you do not purchase flood insurance. The flood insurance must be
maintained for the life of the loan. If you fail to purchase or renew flood insurance on the property, Federal law authorizes and requires
us to purchase the flood insurance for you at your expense.
Flood insurance coverage under the NFIP may be purchased through an insurance agent who will obtain the policy either directly
through the NFIP or through an insurance company that participates in the NFIP. Flood insurance also may be available from
private insurers that do not participate in the NFIP.
At a minimum, flood insurance purchased must cover the lesser of:
(1) the outstanding principal balance of the loan; or
(2) the maximum amount of coverage allowed for the type of property under the NFIP.
Flood insurance coverage under the NFIP is limited to the overall value of the property securing the loan minus the value
of the land on which the property is located.
Federal disaster relief assistance (usually in the form of a low-interest loan) may be available for damages incurred in excess
of your flood insurance if your community’s participation in the NFIP is in accordance with NFIP requirements.
Flood insurance coverage under the NFIP is not available for the property securing the loan because the community in which the
property is located does not participate in the NFIP. In addition, if the non-participating community has been identified for
at least one year as containing a special flood hazard area, properties located in the community will not be eligible for Federal
disaster relief assistance in the event of a Federally-declared flood disaster.
Acknowledgement by Borrower(s)
Borrower(s) agrees to furnish, at Borrower(s) expense, a flood insurance policy satisfying Lender’s requirements on or before
closing of the above referenced loan and maintain same thereafter. Delivery of these notices is hereby acknowledged.