With Austell shown here during the September 2009 flood and with all that our neighbors in the Carolinas are enduring from Hurricane Florence, an online tool is available at Georgiadfirm.com to check on whether or not you live in a Special Flood Hazard Area. AJC file photo

Flood insurance discounts available for certain Cobb areas

Cobb County participates in the Community Rating System that recognizes voluntary community floodplain management activities that exceed National Flood Insurance Program standards, according to a county statement.

This participation yields reduced flood insurance premium rates for policyholders in Special Flood Hazard Areas.

Those ratings include CRS ratings of :

  • eight for unincorporated Cobb County and for Marietta, yielding a 10 percent discount for policy holders in the specified hazard areas.
  • seven for Austell which yields a 15 percent discount.
  • six for Powder Springs which yields a 20 percent discount.

To determine whether or not you live in a Special Flood Hazard Area, click Georgiadfirm.com and type your address.

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