SHALIMAR — Okaloosa County will save 25 percent on citizens flood insurance rates, according to the county.
FEMA uses the Insurance Services Office, a private risk assessment firm, to review local floodplain management programs’ effectiveness under the National Flood Insurance Program.
The program’s ratings system ranges from classes 1-10, with 1 providing the greatest insurance reduction rates, 45 percent, and 10 providing no reduction.
Okaloosa’s 5 score results in a 25 percent premium reduction, according to FEMA.
“The CRS rating is a result of hard-working employees in our Growth Management Department, Public Safety and Public Works efforts each year,” stated County Commission Chairman Don Amunds.
The rating is valid October through September 2014, according to the county.