This document is being provided to you 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, as well as the other jurisdictions located within the Pamlico Sound Region completed the Pamlico Sound Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan which was adopted by the County Board of Commissioners on May 18, 2020 and certified by FEMA thereafter. The plan outlines all CRS requirements and activities we participate in that impact the County’s scoring under our current CRS review period. 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 outlined in this plan are the guiding principles of the things we do as a County to achieve resiliency in the preparation and response to flooding and other natural disasters, as well as recovery from these events. These items are addressed within the Pamlico Sound Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan and serve as action items that we address as a community daily.