Flood Awareness Week
3/3/23 @ 11:30 a.m. - At the Monday, February 27th meeting, the Board approved Resolution No. 2023-012, proclaiming the second week in March as Flood Awareness Week. This week has also been designated by the Florida Floodplain Managers Association to promote awareness and increase knowledge of flood risk, the availability of flood insurance, flood protection methods, and how to prepare for emergencies.
Nassau County is a voluntary member of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) which provides residents with the opportunity to protect themselves against flood loss through purchase of flood insurance at discounted rates. As part of the NFIP, the Community Rating System Program recognizes counties that undertake floodplain management activities that exceed the minimum floodplain requirements.
Since joining the NFIP in May 2017, Nassau County has worked hard to improve its rating to allow for additional premium reductions for property owners in the unincorporated areas of Nassau County. In order to improve ratings, the County has increased its efforts to provide information to the community by maintaining flood maps, improving flood regulations, and ensuring flood preparedness. These efforts paid off greatly because in October 2022, Nassau County was able to increase its rating from a Class 8 which allowed residents to enjoy a 10% discount to a Class 7, allowing residents to enjoy a 15% discount!
A lot of credit is given to Nassau County's CRS Coordinator, Naomi Braff, as she works tirelessly to engage in CRS credited activities and is committed to floodplain management. We appreciate Naomi and all she does for Nassau County and its residents.
Stay tuned next week during Flood Awareness Week as we provide you with daily tips to protect yourselves and your property from flood damage.
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