How To Make Sure The Structures Built Near The Flood Zone Are Safe




Credit: 3 PDH

Course Fee: $45.00

26 Pages

 

Course Summary

For the purpose of administering the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), FEMA identifies and maps flood hazard areas nationwide by conducting flood hazard studies and publishing Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs). These flood hazard areas, referred to as Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHAs), are based on a flood having a 1-percent probability of being equaled or exceeded in any given year (also referred to as the 100-year flood or Base Flood). Structures within the SFHA in a community participating in the NFIP are subject to floodplain management regulations that impact building standards and are designed to minimize flood risk.

Learning Objectives

The objective of this course is to minimize flood risk for the citizens.

Course Author

FEMA

 

 

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