FLOOD INSURANCE ASSISTANCE
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Community Rating System - Repetitive Loss Letters
Recently, letters were sent to owners of properties mapped within a certain mile radius of structures labeled as REPETITIVE LOSS. The letters detailed FEMA programs for structure mitigation. This outreach project is required by FEMA and is advisory in nature only and helps to save you as a property owner, 25% on your flood insurance policy premium if you have flood insurance.
(Community Rating System: A program developed by FEMA to provide incentives for those communities in the Regular Program that have gone beyond the minimum floodplain management requirements to develop extra measures to provide protection from flooding)
(Repetitive Loss property: an NFIP-insured structure that has had at least 2 paid flood losses of more than $1,000 each in any 10 year period since 1978)
Karla Grzeca, CFM,
Flood Management Specialist
Jim Baird, CBO, CFM
Assistant Building Official
Carl Jones, CBO, CFM
Building Division Director
Building Official, Flood Coordinator
Floodplain Management is Citrus County's program of preventive and corrective measures for reducing flood damage. Citrus County participates in the Community Rating System to reduce and avoid flood damage toinsurable properties.
Citrus County’s rating is currently 5 out of 10, which translates to a 25% savings in flood insurance premiums to properties located in the Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) and a 15% savings in flood insurance premiums to properties located outside the SFHA.
- Do I Need Insurance?
- Mandatory Purchase of Insurance
(Mandatory for all federal or federally related financial assistance for the acquisition and/or construction of buildings in Special Flood Hazard Areas)
- Effects of County Map Changes on Insurance
- Flood Map Information and Flood Insurance Facts
- NFIP Sample Rates
- Flood Zone Maps
- Flood Facts
- CRS - Community Rating System
- Elevation Certificate
FEMA announced in a March 1 bulletin that the newly revised Elevation Certificate (FEMA form 086-0-33) can now be accessed at https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/160.
- Letters of Map Amendment (LOMA)
- Public Services for Real Estate and Insurance Agencies
- Repetitive Loss Property Information
- Substantial Improvement or Repair of Substantial Damage - SI/SD
- Watershed Management Plan
Floodplain Management Activities Include the Following:
- Management of all development for properties located in the Special Flood Hazard Area
- The coordination of Community Rating System activities that result in the reduction of flood insurance premiums within the County
- The official community repository for all flood maps and Letters of Map Amendments
- General assistance to the public, lenders, insurers and other professionals in obtaining copies of pertinent documents and flood zone research property specific
- Coordination with our local, State and FEMA business partners
- Sheriff Emergency
(Shelter locations, evacuation routes, NOAA link, FEMA)
- Red Cross
- Florida Disaster.org
- Southwest Florida Water Management District
(information on maps/data for wetlands & soils maps)
- CDC Guide to Extreme Heat
- Disaster Preparedness at Home: Filter Out the Damage
- Disaster Prep & Self Storage - What You Need to Know
- What You Need to Know to Keep Your Family and Your Belongings Safe
- PA DMV Emergency Driving Tips
- Emergency Preparedness for Seniors & the Disabled
- Humane Society - Protect Your Pets
- Ready for Anything: First Aid for Pets
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