June 1, 2018 10:00am
Residents and commercial property owners in the unincorporated areas of Nassau County will continue to enjoy a reduction in flood insurance premiums due to the county’s active participation in the National Flood Insurance Program’s (NFIP) Community Rating System (CRS). In addition to lower premiums, the CRS program helps reduce the threat of damage from flood events.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) conducted its annual recertification of Nassau County and on May 1, 2018 verified that the voluntary actions undertaken by Nassau County over the past twelve months have exceeded the minimum standards of the NFIP and meet the criteria for maintaining a CRS Class 8 rating. As a result, flood insurance premium rates will be discounted to reflect the reduced flood risk resulting from community actions. County residents will continue to receive a 10 percent discount in the premium cost of flood insurance for NFIP policies issued or renewed in Special Flood Hazard Areas on or after May 1, 2018. This savings is a tangible result of the flood mitigation activities Nassau County implements to protect lives, reduce property damage, educate residents about flood hazards and protect natural floodplain functions.
All pertinent documents associated with the Nassau County’s participation in the CRS program, including various other National Flood Insurance Program documents are now available on the County’s website at this link:
For more information contact Sue Ann Alleger, MLA, Planner II and CRS Coordinator for the Nassau County Department of Planning and Economic Opportunity at (904)530-6300 or via email at email@example.com