FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- The Town of Fairfield has been accepted into the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA’s) National Flood Insurance Program Community Rating System (CRS), according to First Selectman Mike Tetreau.
The CRS program awards communities that go above and beyond the minimum requirements of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) requirements for flood plain management and requirements for construction in the flood plain.
“The floodplain management activities implemented by your community qualify it for a 10 percent discount in the premiums cost of flood insurance for NFIP policies issued or renewed in Special Flood Hazard Areas on or after Oct. 1, 2016,'' FEMA CRS Coordinator William Lesser wrote in a letter to Tetreau. "This savings is a tangible result of the flood mitigation activities your community implements to protect lives and reduce property damage.”
The discount would automatically apply to any new policy and to existing policy renewals.
“I am very proud of the hard work that our Town and MetroCOG have performed over the last year to qualify Fairfield for the CRS program so that residents living in flood plain areas can receive some much needed assistance,'' Tetreau said.