In this video, our Vice President, Jason Yarusi goes over the different types of flood zones and what they mean. Flood zones are shown on flood maps. Moderate to low risk areas are zones that begin with the letters “B,” “C” or “X” and high-risk zones start with the letters “A” or “V.” To read the definition for each zone, click here.
“A” or “V” homes should consider elevating their homes above the Base Flood Elevation. The BFE is the computed elevation to which floodwater is anticipated to rise during a base flood and is a regulatory requirement for the elevation or floodproofing of structures.
The most vulnerable homes are in the “V” zones, which are waterfront areas that are at highest risk for flooding and subject to 3-foot breaking waves. But houses still need to be raised in the coastal “A” zones, which isn’t as vulnerable as the “V” zone but is still subject to major damage.
Even houses in “B,” “C,” or “X” zones should consider lifting their homes. Roughly 25% of all flood insurance claims are filed in low to moderate flood-risk areas.
To see if your home is in a flood zone and which flood zone, click here.
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