FEMA Mitigation Best Practices: Key Biscayne Develops Community Rating System   [open pdf - 27KB]

Alternate Title: Community Rating System Helps Resulted From Hurricane Andrew

This document is part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Best Practices Portfolio. The Best Practices Portfolio is a collection of true stories about people and communities who have experienced disasters, and what mitigation they used to survive, rebuild, and prepare for disasters. From the document: "In 1992, Hurricane Andrew swept through southern Florida. The resulting storm surge and flooding destroyed a large portion of the Village of Key Biscayne and demonstrated the need for a plan to cope with flood hazards. Since entering the Community Rating System (CRS), the Village has implemented flood mitigation programs that reduce the impact of flooding, making it a safer community, while residents enjoy discounted flood insurance due to participation in the CRS. The CRS has helped Key Biscayne to focus on systematic mitigation and has established an administrative link between the Village's and Dade County's mitigation activities." This and other individual FEMA Best Practices documents are also combined in "Mitigation Best Practices: Public and Private Sector Best Practice Stories for All Activity/Project Types in All States and Territories Relating to All Hazards [August 10, 2011]," which can be accessed at the following link: [https://www.hsdl.org/?abstract&did=683132]

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