Special Flood Hazard Area

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Definition/Description

The land area covered by the floodwaters of the base flood is the Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) on NFIP maps. The SFHA is the area where the National Flood Insurance Program's (NFIP's) floodplain management regulations must be enforced and the area where the mandatory purchase of flood insurance applies. The SFHA includes Zones A, AO, AH, A1-30, AE, A99, AR, AR/A1-30, AR/AE, AR/AO, AR/AH, AR/A, VO, V1-30, VE, and V.

National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Requirement

Guidance

  • IS-9 Managing Floodplain Development Through The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) (page 3-5) (PDF 8MB, TXT 1MB) (entire document)

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08/09/2013 - 11:30
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