Flood Insurance Discounted in Vermont

Six communities in Vermont participate in the FEMA Community Rating System (CRS) and together save $76,142 per year on flood insurance premiums.

CRS, a National Flood Insurance program, rewards communities that take significant steps to bend the curve and reduce flood damage.  By selecting, and acting, on specific flood management steps, communities can get discounts of five percent (Class 9), or deeper.  Two communities in Vermont, Brattleboro and Colchester are currently Class 8, and flood insurance policy holders there, get discounts of ten percent off their premiums.

Flood Training Website Released for Administrative Officers

FloodTraining.vermont.gov is now fully available for administrative officers (AO) of municipal flood hazard and river corridor bylaws.  The site features tools and case studies for AOs, members of Development Review Boards and other community officials.  The new site complements FloodReady.vermont.gov with its focus on community planning for flood resilience, and the technical materials available at the DEC Rivers pa

Draft Flood Training Site now live - your feedback invited!

The Vermont  Department of Environmental Conservation is seeking your feedback on new draft Flood Training Modules.

Given the complexity of River Corridor and flood hazard area protection, and the reality that most of the work is done by volunteers, VT DEC is creating a tool that helps people understand key concepts, learn from work already happening in Vermont communities, and find answers to common questions they will likely face as floodplain administrators or other municipal officials.

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