“The National Flood Insurance Program’s (NFIP) Community Rating System (CRS) is a voluntary incentive program that recognizes and encourages community floodplain management activities that exceed the minimum NFIP requirements.”

Check out more info about the CRS at FEMA.gov. As a result, flood insurance premium rates are discounted to reflect the reduced flood risk resulting from the community actions meeting the three goals of the CRS: 1. Reduce flood damage to insurable property;2. Strengthen… Be sure to attend tonight’s meeting which includes Understanding New FEMA […]

Starting May 1 2019 all new & renewal flood policies should reflect a 15% discount thanks to VB joining CRS! Wooo hooo!

CRS ? Community Rating System is: The National Flood Insurance Program’s (NFIP) Community Rating System (CRS) is a voluntary incentive program that recognizes and encourages community floodplain management activities that exceed the minimum NFIP requirements. You may recall we’ve been lobbying for it since 2014. An article on our website here. You may also have […]

We’ve added a new area to our HOT page entitled Flood Mitigation

Inspired by a great presentation at tonight’s meeting by Mike Vernon of Flood Mitigation Hampton Roads. Be sure to check out the new section over at SDCC.info/HOT. The new info is shown below: Flood Mitigation You’ll be seeing a lot more information in this space in the coming weeks. (Posted April 27th ’15) Here’s a […]

SAVE THE DATE – Monday March 30th @7:30pm – City Presentation on CRS Flood Program

With the recent talk of property tax rate increases, wouldn’t it be amazing if the City could join a program that reduces insurance premiums for residents in Flood Zones? On Monday March 30th at 7:30pm, Mr. Clay Bernick – Administrator City of Virginia Beach Environment and Sustainability Office, will be attending the SDCC general meeting to discuss […]

“Adaptive Planning for Flooding and Coastal Change in Virginia: Next Steps for the Commonwealth moved the current dialogue forward by providing a forum for the second meeting of the Governor’s Climate Change and Resiliency Update Commission. It also brought together for discussion national, state, and local experts and leaders on current actions being taken to adapt to flooding and coastal change and highlighted key legal and policy matters currently confronting both the public and private sectors.”

We’re fortunate we can share the Adaptive Planning for Flooding and Coastal Change in Virginia: Next Steps for the Commonwealth conference that was held very recently. To view conference, visit link at William & Mary’s Law School website which includes: Conference Videos: Introductory Remarks & Reports to Commission (1:22:28) Second session of the Commission (25:11) […]

Flood Insurance Program and Shore Drive Area Sustainability

The recent article in the Virginian-Pilot ((Obama to sign bipartisan bill to ease flood insurance woes 3/15/2014) only hints at some of the problems that FEMA and the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is experiencing.  The hurricanes and N’or Easters that have struck the coastal areas over the last twenty years have drained FEMA NFIP […]