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Flooding risks across the nation are becoming more severe with increasing frequency and intensity. In this changing world, we know how important it is to have these changes reflected in the way that our programs function. That is why FEMA is seeking public feedback to help improve the Community Rating System.

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WASHINGTON -- Beginning Oct. 1, FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) will begin to offer more equitable and risk informed rates.

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WASHINGTON -- FEMA published a notice in the Federal Register today seeking public comment on the National Flood Insurance Program’s Community Rating System. This notice is to better align flood risk understanding and approaches and to incentivize communities to manage and lower their flood risk.

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FEMA will host a public meeting to collect verbal comments from the public, including private sector, government and non-government entities on the National Flood Insurance Program’s Community Rating System (CRS) program.

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FEMA will host a public meeting to collect verbal comments from the public, including private sector, government and non-government entities on the National Flood Insurance Program’s Community Rating System (CRS) program.

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FEMA will host a public meeting to collect verbal comments from the public, including private sector, government and non-government entities on the National Flood Insurance Program’s Community Rating System (CRS) program.

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FEMA has published a Request for Information notice in the Federal Register seeking public comment on the National Flood Insurance Program’s Community Rating System (CRS) program.

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The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Community Rating System (CRS) was implemented in 1990 as a voluntary program for recognizing and encouraging community floodplain management activities that exceed minimum NFIP standards. Any community fully compliant with NFIP floodplain management requirements may apply to join the CRS.

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Portland, Oregon, residents now save 25% in flood insurance premiums — an average $365 per policy in the Special Flood Hazard Area — as a result of Portland’s continued focus on floodplain management and flood risk reduction.

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Flood insurance rates can be costly and difficult to understand.

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