The CRS provides credit for a full range of public information activities that inform residents about flooding and ways to address potential flood damage to their property, including map information, outreach projects, real estate disclosure, libraries, websites, and providing technical advice and assistance. Research shows when public information efforts are planned and coordinated, people will take steps to protect themselves from flood damage. The CRS provides additional credit for public outreach efforts that are coordinated through an adopted program for public information.
The multijurisdictional Monroe County Program for Public Information (PPI) is an ongoing local effort to identify, prepare, implement, and monitor a range of public information activities that meet specific local needs. The CRS credits the implementation of public outreach projects identified in a PPI. Through the PPI planning process, projects are monitored, evaluated, and revised to improve their effectiveness. The credit awarded to this plan under the CRS program will help each participating community in Monroe County to move toward a higher discount on flood insurance.
The public is invited to take part in informative discussions on current CRS projects and Flood Insurance Coverage Percentages in our area.