Goal 3 - Desired Condition 20 - A storm water system protects the lives and property of residents.
Traffic Light Scorecard"The storm water system protects lives, property, and environment"
PICTURE NEEDS FOCUS
Based on the Following criteria:
Because a new flood plain map will not be approved until late 2008, it is not possible to measure whether the flood plain is increasing or decreasing in Albuquerque. A baseline of improvements to the storm water infrastructure has been established, but trend data are not available. Albuquerque has been recognized for improvements beyond the minimum National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) standards and local residents with flood insurance have been rewarded with average premium discounts of $41.
Albuquerque voluntarily participates in the Community Rating System sponsored by the FEMA National Flood Insurance Program. Progress on 18 activities is assessed in this rating system and flood insurance premiums are reduced pursuant to a formula based on a community’s progress. Albuquerque ranks lower than the national average and well below Tucson’s and Austin’s ratings.
Albuquerque citizens think more progress has been made on this condition than the data suggest. Citizens rank progress on this condition in the top ten; while significant investments have been made, other jurisdictions seem to have made more progress. The FEMA Community Ranking System national average score is higher than Albuquerque’s score.
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