Gulfport Flood Insurance Rates Will Fall

Gulfport citizens will see their flood insurance premiums go down by up to 10 percent.

The decrease is the result of the latest rating of 8 that the city received from the Community Rating System, a program from the Federal Emergency Management Agency The ratings are determined by the city's efforts to reduce damage and destruction of property during floods.

Gulfport has worked since 1996 to educate its citizens on how they can protect their property. The lower the rating, the lower the insurance rates for local citizens.