Nearly 20,000 Escambia County residents have flood insurance. In 1968, Congress created the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) to help provide a means for property owners to financially protect themselves. The NFIP offers flood insurance to homeowners, renters and business owners if their community participates in the NFIP. Participating communities agree to adopt and enforce ordinances that meet or exceed FEMA requirements to reduce the risk of flooding.
You do not have to live near a body of water to be susceptible to flooding. Check to see if your home is in or near a flood hazard here.