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Obstructions

All new construction and substantial improvements in V Zones must have the space below the lowest floor either free of obstruction or constructed with non-supporting breakaway walls. Foundations that offer minimal resistance to floodwaters passing beneath an elevated building are required in V Zones. Fill is prohibited for the structural support of buildings in V Zones.

National Flood Insurance Program Requirements

  • 60.3 - Criteria for land management and use
    • (e) (5) - Free of Obstruction Requirement
    • (e) (6) - Fill in V Zones
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NFIP - National Flood Insurance Program