Some Ways CRS Communities Find Success
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What Locals Say About the CRS
The CRS has been an incredible benefit to our community. Along with saving the citizens many thousands of dollars in discounted flood insurance payments, it’s the intangibles that can be truly important to a community. Through public relations and communication our citizens have been able to be prepared physically and emotionally for flooding and millions of dollars have been saved over the years through flood awareness, preparedness, and mitigation.
Grand Prairie's participation in the CRS program has proven to be a valuable tool in preserving property--both private and public--by reducing the occurrence of flood damage. It has significantly reduced the cost of privately purchased flood insurance and reduced the number of flood insurance claims for home and business owners.
The Community Rating System saves homeowners money. It is a small investment by the city that yields significant yearly savings for homeowners in insurance costs. In addition, it has given the city critical information about flooding and has helped elected officials and residents to understand what issues could arise in the floodplain.
CRS Success Across the US