The purpose of this page is to define obstructions, a commonly used term in floodplain management.
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.
- 60.3 - Criteria for land management and use
- (e) (5) Free of Obstruction Requirement
- (e) (6) - Fill in V Zones
Other Applicable NFIP Regulations
- (a) (3)
- (e) (4)