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Surfside Earns Class Upgrade Rating Certification from FEMA

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The Building Department, under the direction of Floodplain Manager and Building Official James McGuinness and Department Supervisor Marisol Vargas, was successful in demonstrating excellence in Floodplain Management as determined by a recent FEMA/CRS audit.

The Town has achieved an upgrade from Class 7 to a Class 6 CRS rating. This will result in a savings of more than 20% in flood insurance premiums for the entire Town. Total Town-wide discounts on insurance premiums will now exceed $469,000.00, which is an increase in savings of more than $126,000 over prior year audits.

To learn more about FEMA's National Flood Insurance Program Community Rating System, visit the Community Rating System page.