Flood Hazard Information
The Town of West Hartford actively manages its floodplain by undertaking a variety of activities as outlined in the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA’s) Community Rating System (CRS). The CRS is a program under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) which recognizes community efforts beyond those minimum standards by reducing flood insurance premiums for the community’s property owners. “The CRS is similar to — but separate from — the private insurance industry’s programs that grade communities on the effectiveness of their fire suppression and building code enforcement. CRS discounts on flood insurance premiums range from 5% up to 45%. Those discounts provide an incentive for new flood protection activities that can help save lives and property in the event of a flood.”
West Hartford is one of the few municipalities in Connecticut that is rated in the NFIP’s Community Rating System. Because of the Town’s ongoing efforts towards floodplain management, West Hartford’s property and business flood insurance policy holders enjoy a 10% discount on flood insurance premiums. This webpage is intended to provide information flood hazard areas; on the NFIP; protecting property from flooding; and additional resources.
If you have additional questions regarding on flood zones, FEMA's FIRM, the NFIP, Section 177-8 or any of the information on this webpage, please contact the Town Planner, Todd Dumais by email or by phone at 860-561-7556.