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 FEMA Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012

New March 2013
What you need to know about changes to the National Flood Insurance Program:

Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 Fact Sheet


 Mapping the Risk

The Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Sarasota County (incorporated and unincorporated areas) are also called the Cooperative Technical Partners (CTP) in this project that began in 2004.
Why Update?
  • Digitized data allows for “ease of use and availability” to many more users.
  • Digitized data will save money compared to the printing and handling of the paper maps.
  • New technology will help  improve proper identification and depression depths (contours in the land).

 For More Information

Community Rating System (CRS)
The National Flood Insurance Program's (NFIP) Community Rating System (CRS) is a voluntary incentive program that recognizes and encourages community floodplain management activities that exceed the minimum NFIP requirements.

FEMA Map Service Center
View the current FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Map.
FEMA website changes to the NFIP
Flood Insurance Reform Act 2012.
FEMA: Flood Mitigation Grant Fact Sheet
Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Grant Programs Fact Sheet.
Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 Video
Vides: Getting to Know Flood Reform
Find your flood zone, calculate your premium or help you plan.
Sarasota County Automated Rain Monitoring Sensors (ARMS)
Sarasota County has fifty-four rainfall sensors, with real-time data and historical rainfall information.
Southwest Florida Water Management District
Draft GIS data from the following Watershed areas: Hudson Bayou, Whitaker, Isle of Venice, Roberts Bay, Alligator Creek and the City of North Port.
What is CRS and how does this program reduce my flood insurance premiums?
The Community Rating System is introduced.
Who Will be Impacted by Pre-FIRM Rate Increases Nationally?
Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 Fact Sheet.

 Flood Map Documents

Flood Map Update Flyer.pdfFlood Map Update Flyer

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