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Posted on: April 5, 2017

City Improves to Class 5 in National Flood Insurance Program's Community Rating System

The City of North Bend is pleased to announce it recently received notification from the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) that the City will improve from a Class 6 to a Class 5 in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Community Rating System.  The new classification of 5 was the result of a concerted effort on behalf of City staff to implement more robust floodplain management practices which qualified the City for the new classification and a twenty five percent discount in the premium cost of flood insurance for many residents with NFIP policies issued or renewed in Special Flood Hazard Areas on or after May 1, 2017.  

“I was very pleased to hear about confirmation of our increase in rating to a Class 5.  This will be of tremendous benefit to our residents in certain flood prone areas of the City and results in an increase in premium discount from twenty to twenty five percent for most policy holders”, said Mayor Ken Hearing.  He thanked City Staff for their efforts in helping to achieve the new rating and noted the distinction speaks to Council’s commitment to enhance public safety in the City and their desire to help reduce the burden of flood insurance premiums for certain residents in the area.  

More information about the City’s Floodplain Management Plan, Special Flood Hazard Areas, natural and beneficial floodplain functions and important links to flood related information is available on the Flood Protection Information page on the City’s website at the link below.

Flood Protection Information
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