About Flood Insurance
National Flood Insurance Program
Coralville participates in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), which is managed by FEMA and makes federally-backed flood insurance available in communities that adopt and enforce floodplain management ordinances to reduce future flood damage.
Flood losses are not typically covered under renter and homeowner insurance policies. Flood insurance, which can be purchased through an insurance agent, is a separate policy and is available whether the building is in or out of an identified flood-prone area. Typically, there is a 30-day waiting period before flood insurance goes into effect.
Learn more about the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
Discounted Flood Insurance Premiums
Coralville is rated a Class 7 status in the National Flood Insurance Program’s (NFIP) Community Rating System. Through this program, policyholders can receive discounted flood insurance premium rates to reward community efforts such as local mitigation, floodplain management, and outreach.
With Class 7 status, National Flood Insurance Program policies for Coralville properties issued or renewed after May 1, 2016 receive a 15% discount on premiums to reflect the reduced flood risk. Coralville properties not in flood hazard zones are offered a 5% discount.
Flood Risk Resources
- Iowa Flood Center
- Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Flooding in Iowa
- Johnson County: Emergency Preparedness
- Johnson County GIS: local maps
- National Flood Insurance Program: Flooding and flood risks
- National Flood Insurance Program: Commerical flood insurance
- National Flood Insurance Program: Residential flood insurance
- NOAA: Flood safety
- Ready.gov: Flood Information
For more information, contact David Johnson, Community Development Director, at 319.248.1720.