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When your community participates in the CRS, everyone benefits, including those who don't live or own property in a floodplain. Even when there is no flooding, your community's public information and floodplain management efforts can improve the quality of life, protect the environment, make people safer, and save everyone money.

If there is a flood, your CRS activities:

  • Save lives.
  • Prevent property damage.
  • Avoid lost jobs and economic devastation caused by flooding of offices, factories, farms, stores, and other businesses.
  • Prevent damage and disruption to roads, schools, public buildings, and other facilities.

Click on a link below to learn more about the purpose of the CRS.

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