Lexington’s improved ranking means lower flood insurance rates for residents

The city has improved its ranking in the National Flood Insurance program through local flood mitigation activities, which means lower flood insurance rates for local residents.

“We’ve made investments that mitigate flooding throughout our community,” Mayor Linda Gorton said. Residents should see a reduction of about 5% in their flood insurance premiums, she said.

William H. Lesser, coordinator for the federal Community Rating System of the National Flood Insurance Program, wrote, “I commend you on your community actions and your determination to lead your community to be more disaster resistant.”

Lexington was rated on a variety of factors, including current and past flood mitigation efforts, enforcing regulations that require development limitations, regulations for soil and erosion control, water quality, and emergency planning and preparedness. 

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