The Community Rating System (CRS) and Floodplain Management Plan (FMP)

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The Community Rating System (CRS)

CRS stands for Community Rating System. It is a voluntary national program that recognizes and encourages community floodplain management activities that exceeds the minimum National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) standards. Venice is one of the 1,444 (and counting) communities participating in the program.

Venice is currently a class 6 community which means most of our residents earn a 20% discount on flood insurance premiums. We save $537,160 annually for our residents or about $93 per policy.

Outfall with stormwater flowing to the ocean

The CRS has 6 main goals

  • Reduce insurance policy rates for a community.
  • Enhance public safety.
  • Reduce damages to property and public infrastructure.
  • Avoid economic disruption and losses.
  • Reduce human suffering,
  • Protect the environment.

The Floodplain Management Plan (FMP) 

Two ways to achieve these goals is through our floodplain ordinance and our floodplain management plan which is updated every year. Click on the link above to see the latest plan. 

It is your job to remain informed to protect your family, your pets and your property. The following links will help you make the most informed choice. Or visit the Venice Library at 260 N Nokomis Ave,  search the computer catalog under flood damage prevention

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