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Posted on: July 22, 2021

CRS Activity 510 Annual Floodplain Management Progress Report

CRS Activity 510 Annual Floodplain Management Progress Report

This document is being provided to satisfy the requirements of our annual CRS Program (Community Rating System) recertification process.  The CRS Program is a set of higher regulatory standards that we participate in to reduce the risk of flood damage and increase resiliency to storms and other natural disasters.  By participating in this voluntary program, we have strategically elected to go above certain minimum FEMA regulatory requirements and standards.  By enforcing these higher regulatory standards, the citizens of Craven County receive a 10% discount to their flood insurance premiums.

The County along with its municipalities, and the other jurisdictions located within the Pamlico Sound Region completed the update of the Pamlico Sound Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan last year.  The updated Plan was adopted by the County Board of Commissioners on May 18, 2020 and has since been certified by FEMA.  It addresses all CRS requirements that impacted the County’s scoring under the last review cycle. The County continues to implement all activities related to floodplain mitigation and management as outlined within the Plan, as well as the County’s CRS activities outlined under the last audit visit.

The document attached is the progress report on the implementation of the credited plan (Pamlico Sound Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan) activities.  Activities outline in this plan are the guiding principles of the things we do as a County to achieve resiliency in preparation and response to flooding as well as recovery from natural disasters.  These items are addressed within the Pamlico Sound Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan and serve as action items that we address as a community daily.

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