The Calvert County Department of Planning & Zoning announces the release of the Calvert County Flood Mitigation Plan Annual Progress Report.
The Flood Mitigation Plan Annual Progress Report can be viewed online at www.CalvertCountyMd.gov/FloodMitigationProgressReport.
Calvert County’s Flood Mitigation Plan includes Calvert County’s flooding history, a description of flooding issues that impact the county, a flood vulnerability assessment, property protection measures and preventative measures. The plan was adopted in 2011.
Calvert County participates in the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Community Rating System (CRS) program, which requires the county to engage in activities that protect the 100-year floodplain, educate citizens and empower the community by providing 100-year floodplain information and data resources. To learn more about the CRS program in Calvert County, visit www.CalvertCountyMd.gov/1926/Community-Rating-System.
As of May 1, 2015, Calvert County’s participation in FEMA’s CRS program allows county residents who own property with structures within the 100-year floodplain to receive a discount on flood insurance premiums when renewing their policies.