Community Rating System

The National Flood Insurance Program’s Community Rating System (CRS) incentive rewards communities for the work they do managing their floodplains. Eligible communities that qualify for this voluntary program go above the minimum NFIP requirements and can offer their citizens discounted flood insurance. Additionally, work already being done by the state of Kansas (e.g., dam safety program and state freeboard requirements) gives communities additional discounts.

Kansas communities accepted into the CRS program and their constituents are receiving rate discounts. For more information and assistance in filing a Community Rating System application, contact Steve Samuelson CFM, NFIP Specialist, Division of Water Resources.

The Insurance Services Office Community Rating Specialist for the State of Kansas is Melissa Mitchell, CFM, ISO/CRS Specialist, Community Hazard Mitigation, Melissa.Mitchell@verisk.com, 913-543-0632.


Tom Morey (Kansas Department of Agriculture) and Connie Wisniewski (FEMA Region VII) present Melissa Mitchell, Rob Richardson and Mayor Mark R. Holland from the City of Kansas City, Kansas with a CRS award plaque.


CRS Communities in Kansas:

Anthony
Assaria
Bel Aire
Bonner Springs
Butler County
Chapman
Coffeyville
Derby
Douglas County
Ellis
Florence
Galva
Geary County
Gypsum
Harvey County
Haysville
Humboldt
Jefferson County
Kansas City
Lansing
Lawrence
Lenexa
Lindsborg
Linwood
Lyon County
Lyons
Manhattan
Newton
Olathe
Overland Park
Pratt
Riley County
Shawnee
Shawnee County
Silver Lake
Valley Center
Wamego


Helpful links and sample forms to use when applying for the Community Rating System.

CRS Resources - Click here for useful CRS information, forms, and template documents.

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