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posted: 9/28/2012 5:24 PM

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Property owners residing in unincorporated Lake County may be eligible to save an average of more than $200 a year on their flood insurance policies. Since 2008, Lake County has participated in the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Community Rating System (CRS) program. With a Class 6 community rating, residents within unincorporated Lake County who meet certain requirements are eligible, depending on the risk, for as much as a 20 percent savings on flood insurance premiums. Residents should contact their flood insurance agent to obtain individual savings information. There are more than 960 flood insurance policies issued in the unincorporated area. To maintain the rating, an Annual Evaluation Report for the County-Wide All Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan for unincorporated Lake County was prepared and is available at lakecountyil.gov/planning.

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