Floodplain Management Program Receives Upgraded Rating Resulting in Discounted Insurance Rates for Residents

As a result of the five-year verification and review cycle through the National Flood Insurance Program Community Rating System by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in 2020, the Adams County Floodplain Management program was upgraded from a Class 9 rating to Class 8, allowing residents and businesses to receive a 10% discount on flood insurance.

“I am excited the county can now offer this discount to our residents and businesses,” said Eva J. Henry, Chair of the Board of County Commissioners. “This is a great example of how government agencies should strive to make a real difference in the lives of our residents.”

Adams County’s new rating becomes effective Oct. 1, with the 10% discount available to all flood insurance policyholders. Current policyholders should contact their insurance company to inform them of the county’s Class 8 Rating to receive the discount.

“This improved rating is a testament to the hard-working staff in our Community & Economic Development Department,” said County Manager Raymond H. Gonzales. “Their knowledge and dedication has enabled us to make this discount available to property owners in Adams County.”

The National Flood Insurance Program offers other benefits to the county, including educational programs for residents, increased public safety, and safeguards to minimize economic losses to private property and public infrastructure. These benefits are only offered because of the outstanding work from the county’s floodplain management program, which includes the verification of process and procedures through an annual recertification review by FEMA’s Community Rating System.

For more information, visit the Floodplain Management section of the Adams County website.