Video 13: Overview of Regulatory Requirements - What is Development? When is a Permit Required?

The primary goal of the National Flood Insurance Program is to reduce losses and damages that occur due to flooding.  This video explains how the NFIP accomplishes this goal through the regulation of development in the floodplain.  The intent of the NFIP’s minimum standards is not to prohibit development, but rather to ensure that development (1) will be constructed in such a way as to be protected from the base flood, and (2) will not increase flood hazards for others.  

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