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Cape Coral Floodplain Management Annual Report now available

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The City of Cape Coral's 2022-2023 Floodplain Management Plan, Annual Progress Report is now available online.

Each year, City staff prepares and provides this document to City Council and City Management in accordance with FEMA's Community Rating System (CRS). Cape Coral retained a Class 5 status, allowing a 25% discount on flood insurance.

According to FEMA, CRS is a voluntary incentive program that recognizes and encourages community floodplain management practices for cities that exceed the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) requirements.

In CRS communities, flood insurance rates are discounted to reflect the reduced flood risk resulting from the City's efforts that address the three goals of the program:

  1. Reduce and avoid flood damage to insurable property
  2. Strengthen and support the insurance aspects of the National Flood Insurance Program
  3. Foster comprehensive floodplain management

To learn more about flood protection and view Cape Coral's Floodplain Management Annual Report, visit this link on the City's website.