Is your flood insurance policy sufficient for your property? Are you paying too much? Does your property meet the standards? Berkeley Township home owners can find out Thursday evening at the municipal building, during a free outreach by the Flood Risk Evaluator (FRE) Team.

Between 6:30 and 9:30 PM, review your property and policy with a licensed floodplain management professional, and get an analysis that might lower your costs.

Bring along a copy of your property's Elevation Certificate and, if available, your flood insurance declaration page.

FRE evaluators ensure that policy holders in flood plains are paying the lowest possible flood insurance premiums, while verifying that standards set by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) are met.

Management specialists will discuss strategies to lower costs, mitigation methods, current ratings, and eligibility for private flood insurance.

Mayor Carmen Amato says that homeowners can learn how to keep premium costs under control while also learning how to reduce the risk of future flooding.

"In addition to our engineering staff, Congressman Tom MacArthur's office will be here to help residents with any questions or concerns they may have with the federal government," Amato added.

The workshop also helps Berkeley Township improve its NFIP Community Rating System. Officials said that the township is currently listed Class 6, enabling qualifying home owners to receive 20-percent discounts on flood insurance policies.

Reserve a spot here, or call (866) 599-7065.

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