Community Rating System
The City of Chapman participates in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Community Rating System (CRS) program. This is a voluntary incentive program that recognizes participating communities’ efforts and encourages floodplain management activities that exceed minimum NFIP requirements.
The NFIP provides a discount in flood insurance premiums to communities that:
- establish higher floodplain standards;
- provide better floodplain mapping and flood risk information to the community;
- protect open space;
- and maintain storm water infrastructure.
Communities are rated into 10 classes, with each class providing an additional 5% discount in flood insurance premiums. The City of Chapman is currently rated as Class 8, which provides a 10% discount in flood insurance premiums for all properties located in a Zone A, AE, or AH flood zone (known as the 100-year flood zone).
More information about the Community Rating System can be found at www.fema.gov/floodplain-management.
446 N. Marshall St.
Chapman, KS 67431
Ph: (785) 922-6582
Fx: (785) 922-7000
Above the Flood: Elevating your Flood Prone House, FEMA-347 (2000)
Answers to Questions About the National Flood Insurance Program, F-084 (2011)
Elevated Residential Structures, FEMA-54 (1984)
Protecting Manufactured Homes from Floods and Other Hazards, FEMA P-85 (2009)
Protecting Floodplain Resources, FEMA-268 (1996)
Reducing Localized Flooding, FEMA-511 (2005)
FEMA’s Protecting Building Utilities From Flood Damage
FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program Fact Sheets