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The City of Tamarac has earned a new rating from the National Flood Insurance Program which will result in over $1 million in annual savings for residents.The Community Rating System’s Class 6 rating means a 20% discount retroactive to October 1, 2011, on the 13,457 residential and business flood insurance policies in the city.
Employees from Tamarac’s Public Services, Community Development and Building departments work closely with representatives of the Insurance Services Office to assess and update current flood plan management practices. Staff members continually identify areas of potential improvement for Tamarac’s flood plain management activities, in order to maximize participation and credit through the Community Rating System.
Tamarac has taken further steps to reduce incidents of flooding and property damage by adopting the Broward County Local Mitigation Strategy. City workers regularly inspect waterways, pump stations, culverts and catch basins, and sweep streets to keep drains free of debris, as well as maintain a full schedule of projects necessary to improve the system.