Mitigation strategies includeelevation, relocation, or acquisition and demolition. Learn more about your options on the Flood Mitigation Resources page.
Learn more about how homeowner projects, such as rain gardens or barrels, can capture and manage stormwater on your own property through the Charleston Rainproof program.
What is the Community Rating System (CRS) discount on my flood insurance policy bill?
The CRS is a voluntary program in which NFIP communities can participate. CRS recognizes and incentivizes flood risk reduction activities taken by communities which exceed the requirements of the NFIP.
Flood insurance rates are discounted in the participating community in increments of 5% based upon the community’s rating to reflect the reduced flood risk.
The City’s current CRS rating is 6, which provides citizens up to a 20% premium discount.