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Community Rating System Explorer Tool

The Community Rating System (CRS) Explorer helps planners visualize areas that are eligible for Open Space Preservation (OSP) and prioritize undeveloped open areas in the floodplain that, if protected in the future, would improve their CRS score, reduce flood insurance costs, and make their communities more resilient to future flooding.

Opportunities for Saving in North Carolina

Born out of a collaboration between a Dare County planner and TNC, eight pilot communities in North Carolina have identified an average of 546 eligible OSP points.

Expanding the CRS Explorer on the Gulf Coast

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The CRS Explorer helps planners visualize areas that are eligible for Open Space Preservation (OSP) credits in FEMA’s Community Rating System (CRS) to reduce flood risk and premiums.

TECHNICAL SUPPORT

Access Training and Workflow information for the CRS Explorer Tool.