The Town of Bloomsburg participates in the National Flood Insurance Program developed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Bloomsburg became part of the Community Rating System (CRS) in 1993.
What is CRS? — The Community Rating System is a voluntary program for National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) participating communities. The goals of the CRS are to reduce flood damages to insurable property, strengthen and support the insurance aspects of the NFIP, and encourage a comprehensive approach to floodplain management.
Bloomsburg is one of only 29 communities in Pennsylvania currently active in the CRS program. Bloomsburg’s community identification number is 420339. This identification is important, as it allows any insurance agent that sells federally backed flood insurance policies to automatically apply a discount to the policy.
How does this benefit Town residents? — The Communities classification is based upon the credit points calculation. Currently, the Town of Bloomsburg is a Class 8 in the CRS program, which provides a 5% flood insurance policy discount to anyone in the Town and specifically, all policies for properties that are in the Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA), receive a 10% premium discount. This applies to only NFIP policies, not private insurance policies.
FOR COMPLETE LISTING OF FLOOD INFORMATION: WWW.BLOOMSBURGPA.ORG CLICK THE FLOOD DAMAGE REDUCTION BUTTON ON THE TOP RIGHT.
This message is part of the Town’s Flood Task Force program for community outreach. Get informed on how flooding in Bloomsburg can affect you. Check out the flood information available on the Town website www.bloomsburgpa.org