On March 10, 1:00PM EST, the Natural Hazard Mitigation Association (NHMA) is offering a free webinar, “Introduction to the Community Rating System.” Most of you are aware that the Community Rating System (CRS) provides reduced premiums for flood insurance policy holders in communities that implement programs and activities that exceed the minimum criteria for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program. If a community conducts floodplain mapping, regulatory, loss reduction, emergency management, and/or public information activities, both the community and its residents will benefit from this program. When communities undertake these sorts of activities, there is a huge win-win situation created: community wide there are reductions in the risks and consequences of inevitable floods; individuals within the community become more risk aware, and are eligible for discounts on flood insurance premiums.
This webinar is for people new to the Community Rating System (CRS), especially from communities that are not yet in the program. This one-hour session will introduce FEMA’s Community Rating System, how it operates, the costs and benefits for communities, where to get help, and how to apply. The target audience is local officials, floodplain managers, and members of the public interested in flood protection.
The presenter will be one of the most knowledgeable persons on CRS in the entire Nation, French Wetmore, an NHMA Member and long time CRS consultant.
Interested persons can register at: