Gloucester Resource Council

Gloucester to recognize Flood Awareness Week

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March 8-14 marks Flood Awareness Week in Virginia. This is an ideal time for residents to prepare for potential flooding ahead of spring rains and the upcoming hurricane season. Throughout the week and into the spring season, Gloucester County will focus on educating the public about flood risk and the importance of flood insurance for those in high risk areas.
 
Gloucester County currently enjoys a 20 percent discount to flood insurance premiums thanks to the County’s participation in the Community Ratings System (CRS). The CRS is a National Flood Insurance Program run by FEMA through which localities’ floodplain management efforts are measured and rated using a prescribed series of available creditable activities.
 

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