Visit the Nassau County Department of Planning & Economic Opportunity staff
at the upcoming Isle of 8 Flags Shrimp Festival
Stop at their booth to experience an interactive Flood Simulation Model that imitates flood dangers and flood prevention methods and to obtain information on flood safety. These activities garner the County points in the National Flood Insurance Program Community Rating System (CRS), a voluntary incentive program that recognizes and encourages community floodplain management activities. A high rating results in discounted flood insurance premium rates for citizens.
County and City CRS staff are scheduling presentations with the Flood Simulation Model in local fifth grade classrooms, with a goal to reach more citizens throughout the year.
A similar flood simulation modeling device was recently borrowed from the Florida Floodplain Manager’s Association (FFMA) and then shared with students at the Atlantic Recreation Center and Yulee Elementary 5th Grade. Due to the excellent educational program, dubbed the “Traveling Floodplain,” representatives from Nassau County and the City of Fernandina Beach were asked to present at the recent statewide FFMA conference.
For additional information or questions regarding floodplain management and relevant educational tools, please contact the Nassau County CRS coordinator Sue Ann Alleger at firstname.lastname@example.org or (904) 530-6322.
-Sue Ann Alleger
Department of Planning & Economic Opportunity