Thursday, November 23, 2017

Community Rating System (CRS)

Background and Purpose

Recognizing the importance of developing a comprehensive approach to floodplain management, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) has implemented the Community Rating System (CRS).

The CRS is a voluntary incentive program that recognizes and encourages community floodplain management activities which exceed minimum NFIP requirements. As a result, flood insurance rates are discounted in increments of 5% for communities meeting goals of the CRS. Participating communities receive credits for activities as outlined in the CRS Coordinator’s Manual.

Participation

Yavapai County (as a community) participates in the CRS program and currently has earned Class 6 rating, resulting in a 20% discount for flood insurance premiums for residents in the unincorporated areas. Through Yavapai County’s floodplain management the communities of Camp Verde, Clarkdale, Dewey-Humboldt, and Sedona (Yavapai County portion) also participate in the CRS program.

Additional information

More information on the CRS program is available on FEMA’s website.

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