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FEMA Is Changing Its Flood Insurance Program. Here’s How It Will Impact Texans

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Roughly 86% of Texans with federal flood insurance could see their premiums go up next year when a new program goes into effect, according to data from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

FEMA's National Flood Insurance Program is revamping how it calculates flood risk for the first time in 50 years to better reflect a property's flood risk and to be able to "adapt and re-adjust rates based on a changing, unpredictable climate," according to the agency.

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Disaster Legal Response Resources for Advocates

The National Disaster Legal Aid Advocacy Center welcomes all advocates and volunteers from nonprofit legal aid organizations, bar associations, pro bono counsel from law firms and corporations, law school students and faculty, and allied nonprofits working on disaster legal aid.

The Advocacy Center includes information disaster response initiatives, upcoming events for advocates, developments from the field, and access to a network of over 600 advocates across the country. It is free to join, but some areas are password-protected. The Advocacy Center is maintained by Lone Star Legal Aid, a legal service provider in Texas. 

Learn more about the history and programs behind DisasterLegalAid.org.