On June 20th 2016, FEMA recognized Warwick Township for achieving membership in the Community Rating System. Warwick earned a level of membership at a Class 7 rating. The Class 7 rating is the second-highest rating earned by any community in the Commonwealth.
Nationally, a relative handful (approximately 5%) of NFIP communities choose to exceed FEMA’s minimum requirements for NFIP participation, and these additional efforts and activities result in a community that is safer and better prepared for future flooding events. As a new member of the CRS program, Warwick Township has joined an elite group of only 27 communities in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania that have been recognized for going above and beyond the minimum requirements to make their communities safer.
Perhaps more tangible and more important to Warwick Township’s residents, the Class 7 rating qualifies each NFIP policyholder for a 15% premium discount for any policy written in the Special Flood Hazard Area.