Using Stronger Regulatory Standards

Many communities across the United States want to provide more flood protection for their residents and infrastructure than what can be expected from the minimum floodplain management requirements of the National Flood Insurance Program. Having buildings elevated even higher than the expected flood level, using the strictest building codes, prohibiting fill in floodplains, accounting for special localized hazards, providing training for the community staff, and many other efforts make communities safer from flooding and simultaneously earn CRS credit points.