FEMA Mitigation Best Practices: Reducing Rates: New Smyrna Beach Efforts Saving Citizens Money [open pdf - 54KB]
"The City of New Smyrna Beach had many floodplain management issues, including a long list of repetitive loss properties that had been repeatedly damaged from flooding. New Smyrna Beach joined the National Flood Insurance Program's (NFIP) Community Rating System (CRS), a voluntary program that allows participating communities to benefit financially from enacting policies or performing activities to reduce or eliminate flood risks. As its CRS rating improves by one level, the community earns a 5% reduction in flood insurance premium costs for their citizens."
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