ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Albany property owners who have flood insurance will soon see a drop in their premiums.
Every five years, FEMA evaluates how well the city is protecting residents from floods.
The Community Rating System is a voluntary incentive program that recognizes community floodplain management activities.
Albany is being rewarded with a better rating for proper planning.
"FEMA determined that we've improved our status. So our rating improved and flood insurance will be a little bit cheaper for those who have to have flood insurance," said Paul Forgey, the Director of Planning and Development Services.
The system rates communities on a scale from one to 10.
Albany scored a seven this year.