OAKLAND PARK HELPING CUSTOMERS
RECEIVE FLOOD INSURANCE DISCOUNTS
OAKLAND PARK, FL…The City of Oakland Park is working to help homeowners and businesses reduce their flood insurance premiums.
The Community Rating System (CRS) is a voluntary program for communities participating in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) administered by the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA).
Oakland Park’s staff anticipates achieving a CRS Class 6 rating which would increase total flood insurance savings for the community by $75,324 for a total savings of $289,730.
The goals of the CRS are to reduce and avoid flood damage to insurable property, strengthen and support the insurance aspects of the NFIP, and encourage a comprehensive approach to floodplain management.
The CRS provides incentives in the form of premium discounts to communities like Oakland Park that go beyond the minimum federal floodplain management requirements and develop extra measures to protect private property from potential flooding.
Oakland Park’s recent activities and projects to improve the city’s CRS rating include improvements in the Coral Heights neighborhood related to the Bid Pack 8 project featuring drainage improvements in the swales and roadway drainage, as well as the Andrews Avenue improvement project which included upgraded drainage pipes and catch basin improvements. Ongoing capital improvement stormwater projects include NE 16th Avenue drainage and NW 10th Avenue roadway improvements. View the city's Floodplain Management Plan.
For additional information, visit FEMA’s website at: https://www.fema.gov/national-flood-insurance-program-community-rating-system or contact Oakland Park’s Planning & Zoning Division at 954-630-4333.
Recently completed drainage projects helping Oakland Park lower flood insurance premiums for residents and businesses. Photo courtesy City of Oakland Park.