GIS supporting FEMA community rating system

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The National Flood Insurance Program’s (NFIP) Community Rating System
(CRS) is a voluntary incentive that recognizes and encourages community
floodplain management activities that exceed the minimum NFIP
requirements. 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; reduce flood losses, facilitate
accurate insurance rating, and promote the awareness of flood insurance.

The Village of Glenview is currently in the process of providing FEMA
with the proper material and information that they will need in order
to be awarded part of the Community Rating System incentives. They are
using GIS to provide them with certain information requested by FEMA and
this information is, a list of all publicly-owned, open, dedicated
properties in the SFHA (Special Flood Hazard Area), provide calculations
of the total acreage of SFHA and acreage of open space within the SFHA
(subtract out all impervious surface), and provide a map clearly
identifying all open space properties verifying they are in the SFHA. If
it were not for GIS then this information would have probably been
obtained through a consultant and cost the Village more time and money
then necessarily needed.

GIS supporting FEMA community rating system

Blog_GISsupportingFEMAcommunityratingsystem.png

The National Flood Insurance Program’s (NFIP) Community Rating System
(CRS) is a voluntary incentive that recognizes and encourages community
floodplain management activities that exceed the minimum NFIP
requirements. 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; reduce flood losses, facilitate
accurate insurance rating, and promote the awareness of flood insurance.

The Village of Glenview is currently in the process of providing FEMA
with the proper material and information that they will need in order
to be awarded part of the Community Rating System incentives. They are
using GIS to provide them with certain information requested by FEMA and
this information is, a list of all publicly-owned, open, dedicated
properties in the SFHA (Special Flood Hazard Area), provide calculations
of the total acreage of SFHA and acreage of open space within the SFHA
(subtract out all impervious surface), and provide a map clearly
identifying all open space properties verifying they are in the SFHA. If
it were not for GIS then this information would have probably been
obtained through a consultant and cost the Village more time and money
then necessarily needed.