Property owners in Nassau County can expect reduced flood insurance rates

County joins FEMA's community rating system

NASSAU COUNTY, Fla. – People in Nassau County will experience lower flood insurance premiums as the county is now an active participant in the National Flood Insurance Program’s Community Rating System.

The CRS program also helps reduce the threat of damage from floods.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has verified that the actions taken by the county have exceeded the minimum standards of the National Flood Insurance Program, which means the county meets the criteria for a CRS Class 8 rating, according to the Board of County Commissioners.

As a result, flood insurance premium rates will be discounted to reflect the reduced flood risk.

Residents of the county will receive a 10 percent discount in the premium cost of flood insurance for NFIP policies issued or renewed in Special Flood Hazard Areas on or after Monday.

All documents tied to Nassau County’s participation in the CRS program, including various other National Flood Insurance Program documents, are now available on the county’s website. Click on departments, select Planning & Economic Opportunity from the drop-down menu, and then select the tab for “National Flood Insurance Program.”

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