The 2020 Legislature created the State Office of the National Flood Insurance Program (SONFIP) and designated the Offices of the Insurance Commissioner to administer this program. Pursuant to a Memorandum of Understanding, the SONFIP is currently being administered by the Emergency Management Division of the Department of Homeland Security. The Acting Coordinator for the SONFIP is Lonnie Bryson, Chief of Mitigation and Recovery for the Emergency Management Division. The SONFIP is responsible for issuing rules or regulations, guidance, and instructions as necessary to effectively administer the program. The SONFIP conducts trainings and may adopt adequate land use and development criteria that are consistent with the minimum standards established by the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
Chief of Mitigation and Recovery
Work (304) 558-5380
WV Emergency Management Division
2403 Fairlawn Avenue
Dunbar, WV 25064