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Understanding Non-Special Flood Hazard Area (NSFHA)

What is a Non-Special Flood Hazard Area (NSFHA)?


A Non-Special Flood Hazard Area (NSFHA) is an area that is in a moderate-to-low risk flood zone (Zones B, C, X Pre- and Post-FIRM). An NSFHA is not in any immediate danger from flooding caused by overflowing rivers or hard rains.
 
However, it’s important to note that structures within a NSFHA are still at risk. In fact, nearly 1 in 4 NFIP flood claims occur in these moderate- to low-risk areas! Get the facts before you decide that your property is not at risk.


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Fri, 09/26/2014 - 11:32