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The Community Rating System works to Protect Natural Floodplains Fact Sheet

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The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Community Rating System (CRS) rewards a community-centered approach to reducing flood hazards that also protects the natural and beneficial functions of a community’s floodprone lands. Under a system of credit points based on the effectiveness of flood loss reduction techniques and protection of natural floodplain functions, a CRS-participating community obtains a CRS Class “rating.”