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Posted on: November 7, 2016

Kenosha County Certified a Class 5 Community Rating System Community

The FEMA National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Community Rating System (CRS) field verification findings based on your 3-year cycle application was pleased to inform Kenosha County that the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration (FIMA), had determined that our community will retain its current rating as a CRS Class 5 community in the NFIP CRS.

The floodplain management activities implemented by Kenosha County will continue to qualify flood insurance policy holders in your community for a 25 percent discount in the premium costs for NFIP policies issued or renewed in Special Flood Hazard Areas. This savings is a tangible result of the flood
mitigation activities your community implements to protect lives and reduce property damage.

Please note that Preferred Risk Policies, applicable in Zones B, C, and X on Kenosha County NFIP Flood Insurance Rate Map, are not eligible for the CRS discount. Standard rated flood insurance policies in Zones B, C, X, D, AR, and A99 are limited to a CRS discount of 10 percent in CRS Class 1–6 communities and 5 percent in CRS Class 7–9 communities. The rates for these zones already reflect significant premium reductions.

Kenosha County strives to remain in compliance with NFIP floodplain management requirements, enabling our CRS rating to be annually renewed . This renewal will occur as long as Kenosha County continues to implement qualifying CRS activities. FEMA commends Kenosha County's actions, programs and regulations that have lead our community to be more disaster resistant. This commitment has enhanced public safety, protects property, preserves the natural functions of floodplains, and reduces flood insurance premiums.

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