FEMA 'Class 9' means reduction in flood insurance


Last updated 6/5/2008 at Noon

Property owners in unincorporated areas of San Diego County who renew or apply for flood insurance will now save five percent on their policies thanks to a new federal rating.

Citing flood hazard improvements made by the County, the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) improved the County’s rating to “Class 9,” allowing for the rate reduction.

“During this time when gas prices and the cost of food and so many other things are going up, it’s great that the County can actually lower the cost of something for homeowners,” said Cou...

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