A draft of the LHMP Update will also be available late spring 2021 for review and comment by the public and all interested stakeholders on the County website and in select public libraries.
For more information on this project and how you can get involved, contact George Booth, Sacramento County Department of Water Resources (DWR) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) has been available in Sacramento County since 1979, allowing access to flood insurance for property owners, tenants, and businesses. In 1992, the County joined the NFIP's Community Rating System (CRS) (Resolution 92-0250). The CRS is a voluntary incentive-based program that recognizes and encourages communities to exceed the FEMA minimum floodplain management standards and rewards communities with discounted flood insurance premiums.
The CRS uses a ranking system from ten to one. Nationally, there are 1444 communities participating in CRS, the 2017 FEMA Fact Sheet describes the significance of Sacramento County's participation (Attachment 1). Since 1992, Sacramento County has steadily improved its rating and is now a Class 2 which provides property owners, tenants, and businesses up to a 40% discount on flood insurance premiums.
In order to maintain this Class 2 rating, Sacramento County is required to provide annual reporting on:
- Program For Public Information
- PPI Annual Progress Report (coming soon)
- Repetitive Loss Area Analysis
- Sacramento County Hazard Mitigation Plan For The Federal Emergency Management Agency Community Rating System
CRS June 2020 Fact Sheet