Floodplain management was established in the City of San Diego in 1970. Since then, development in Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHAs) have been held to a particularly high standard to help protect communities vulnerable to flooding.
Also, the City is an active participant in FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) so that property owners can have access to subsidized floodplain insurance policies that are affordable to everyone.
Effective October 1, 2023, all NFIP policy holders will begin to receive a 15% discount on their premiums as a result of the City receiving an impressive Class 7 rating in FEMA’s Community Rating System (CRS) for exceeding the program’s minimum floodplain management standards.
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