The National Flood Insurance Program-Community Rating System (NFIP-CRS)
The Community Rating System (CRS) is a voluntary program for NFIP-participating communities. The goals of the CRS are to reduce flood losses, to facilitate accurate insurance rating, and to promote the awareness of flood insurance.
The CRS has been developed to provide incentives for communities to go beyond the minimum floodplain management requirements to develop extra measures to provide protection from flooding. The incentives are in the form of premium discounts.
NFIP-CRS Stamford is the only Class 7 community in the state of Connecticut COMMUNITY NAME CURRENT CLASS % DISCOUNT Connecticut Cheshire, Town of 10 0 East Haven, Town of 8 10 East Lyme, Town of 9 5 Hamden, Town of 10 0 Newtown, Town of 9 5 Norwalk, City of 10 0 Stamford, City of 7 15 Stonington, Borough of 9 5 Stonington, Town of 9 5 West Hartford, Town of 8 10 Westbrook, Town of 9 5 Westport, Town of 8 10
Send written information to all properties in the community.
Send a notice directed to all properties in floodplain areas and those additional areas known to have flooding problems. The notice must clearly explain that the recipient's property is in or near an area subject to flooding.
Conduct other outreach projects, such as a "flood awareness week" or flyers inserted in local newspapers, that will reach some of the population; OR
Conduct other outreach projects pursuant to a locally prepared public information program strategy.