CRS Successes & Lessons Learned
 

CITY OF PORTSMOUTH, VIRGINIA
In May 2017, the City of Portsmouth increased from a Class 9 to a Class 7 with a total of 1,710 points. A Class 7 rating earns policy holders in high risk zones a 15% reduction on their annual flood insurance premium. CRS Coordinator, Meg Pittenger, presented to the Coastal VA CRS Workgroup in May 2017 about the ISO review process and resultant credit rating. You can download her powerpoint presentation HERE.

Meg's top advice and feedback include:

  1. Organization is critical! Save all documentation submitted to ISO in an organized way.
  2. The CRS program and process is not as complicated as it seems.
  3. Don't spend a lot of time on items with low point values.
  4. The preparation before the cycle visit is important. The pre-phone call and list of information required to submit before the cycle visit is valuable.
  5. "Any time you get over 100 points in an activity it's worthwhile." 
 

YORK COUNTY, VIRGINIA
In December 2016 York County increased from a Class 8 to a Class 7 with a total of 1,669 points. A Class 7 rating earns policy holders in high risk zones a 15% reduction on their annual flood insurance premium. CRS Coordinator, Kent Henkle, presented to the Coastal VA CRS Workgroup in January 2017 about the ISO review process and resultant credit rating. You can download his powerpoint presentation HERE.

York County shared many of the maps and documentation submitted to ISO for review. These documents are included below:

General Documentation 
        York County LiMWA Map
         York County Primary Structures Located in the SFHA Map
         York County Zone A Map


Open Space Preservation, Activity 420
         York County Open Space North County Area Map
         York County Open Space Seaford Area Map
         York County Open Space Tabb Area Map
         York County Residential Conservation Zoning Map

         York County Undevelopable Parcels Map

Additional Map Data (AMD), Flood Data Maintenance, Activity 440
         York County Additional Map Data Map (AMD 1 - 8B & 12)
         York County Additional Map Data Map (AMD 1 - 8B)

         York County Additional Map Data AMD9 Screen Shot

 

 

Meg Pittenger, City of Portsmouth, presents on a recent CRS Cycle Visit with ISO


Kent Henkle, York County, presents on a recent CRS Cycle Visit with ISO