National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Policy Index
The mapping and regulatory standards of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) are general standards and do not address every flood problem in the United States. Certain floodplains and flood-related hazards are less common, more destructive and harder to map than riverine, coastal, alluvial fan, and shallow flooding. Special hazards include coastal erosion, tsunamis, closed basin lakes, uncertain flow paths, dam breaks, ice jams, and mudflows.
Communities should address these special hazards in their planning, public information, hazard disclosure, and flood warning programs.
Communities participating in the Community Rating System (CRS) that address these flood hazards can receive CRS credits for doing so.
60.1 (d) Community Responsibility
60.4 - Mudslide
60.5 - Erosion
60.22 - Planning Considerations for Floodprone Areas
60.23 - Planning Considerations for Mudslide-prone Areas
60.24 - Planning Considerations for Flood-related Erosion-prone Areas