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Frequently Asked Questions: Flood Insurance Rate Maps

Title

Flood Insurance Rate Maps 

Program Area

Water Management 

Specific Program

National Flood Insurance Program 

CWCB Section

Watershed & Flood Protection 

Question

What is a Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM)?

Answer

A Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) is an insurance and floodplain management map issued by FEMA that identifies areas of 1-percent annual chance flood hazard in a community. In some areas, the map also shows Base Flood Elevations and 0.2-percent annual chance floodplain boundaries and, occasionally, regulatory floodway boundaries.
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Created at 6/30/2010 9:18 AM  by System Account 
Last modified at 6/30/2010 9:18 AM  by System Account