April 6, 2017 - The City of Ann Arbor announced today that it has exceeded the standards of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and has met the criteria for a Community Rating System (CRS) Class 7 rating, meaning a 15 percent discount on flood insurance premiums for residents of Ann Arbor with NFIP policies. There are 984 parcels and 508 buildings within the flood plain in Ann Arbor. According to the most recent data available, 201 NFIP policy holders will save $233 per year because of the Class 7 designation.
"I commend you on your community actions and your determination to lead your community to be more disaster resistant," explained William Lesser, National Flood Insurance program manager, in his letter to the City of Ann Arbor. "This commitment enhances public safety, property protection, and protects the natural functions of floodplains, and reduces flood insurance premiums."
A total of 1,814 credit points were verified to achieve the new rating, which moved Ann Arbor from a CRS Class 10 to a CRS Class 7, a rating shared with four other Michigan communities. A significant portion of the points were earned because of Ann Arbor's extensive park system and open space, much of which exists in the flood plain. The city also received points for its floodplain information online, mapping tools, high regulatory standards, flood data maintenance and stormwater management.
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