Floodplain Program Operated by Shannon Jarbeau, MAF ’12, Receives National Award

Shannon Jarbeau, MAF ’12, granted award from the Association of State Floodplain Managers

Barnstable County’s regional CRS program is the first of its kind in the country, made possible through funding from Woods Hole Sea Grant that shared the cost of outreach efforts for the first few years. The CRS is a program within the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) that allows towns to participate to earn discounts on flood insurance for their policyholders. Residents and business owners in CRS towns can now enjoy a reduction in flood insurance premiums because of their community’s active participation in CRS. Besides the benefit of reduced insurance rates, CRS floodplain management activities enhance public safety, reduce damages to property and public infrastructure, avoid economic disruption and losses, and protect the environment…[Read more]