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Featured Topics
NFIP Reauthorization Guidance
Congressional work this week on H.R. 4213, which includes reauthorization for the NFIP, was not passed. Therefore, the NFIP lapse continues.

National Flood Conference
The major annual gathering of all the partners in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) intended to motivate and educate various audiences on the importance of floodplain management and the benefits of flood insurance.

Flood Response
In response to recent flooding, FEMA has compiled a short list of resources to assist recovery as well as mitigation efforts.

Flood Insurance Requirements for Recipients of Federal Disaster Assistance
When property owners receive financial assistance from the Federal Government following a Presidentially declared disaster, they may be required to purchase flood insurance coverage.

Myths and Facts about the NFIP
A fact sheet to clear up many misconceptions about National Flood Insurance.

NFIP/CRS Update Newsletter
A publication to provide local officials and others interested in the Community Rating System (CRS) with news they can use.

Continuing Education Credits for the Basic Agent Tutorial (BAT)
Links to list of States that have approved the BAT for Continuing Education Credit.

ducation and Training - FIRA 2004
Links for State Actions for Flood Insurance Training and Requirements for Flood Insurance Agents. 

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Mercer County

Floodplain Managers List



Hotline and main number- 431-8520


Mercer County

County Floodplain Manager
Tim Farley
120 Scott St., Suite 200
Princeton, WV 24740     


Oakvale Floodplain Manager
Mary Nelson
PO Box 187
Oakvale, WV 24739
(304) 898-2431

Princeton Floodplain Manager
Bill Buzzo. Jr.
100 Courthouse Rd.
Princeton, WV 24740
(304) 487-5022


Bluefield Floodplain Manager
Tony Wagner
PO Box 4100
Bluefield, WV 24701
(304) 327-2458


Matoaka Floodplain Manager
Wanda Shrewsbury
PO Box 528
Matoaka, WV 24736
(304) 467-7311               

Bramwell Floodplain Manager
Manuel Giampocare
P.O Box 338
Bramwell, WV 24715
(304) 248-7114