FEMA Mitigation Best Practices: Community Rating System Saves Dollars, Property and Lives   [open pdf - 27KB]

Alternate Title: Community Rating System Saving Lives and Dollars

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: "With the realization that implementing the Community Rating System (CRS) program was not much more than the cost of implementing good floodplain management, the City of Roseville, California joined the CRS and is currently rated at Class 5, giving residents outside the Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) a ten percent reduction on their flood insurance premium, and a 25-percent reduction to residents within the SFHA. One of the biggest advantages of the CRS is that it creates partnerships. In joining the CRS, the City of Roseville was able to bring together different mitigation stakeholders and garner support within the city government for supporting hazard mitigation planning." 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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