Flooding and NFIP Videos

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

This video explains the goals of floodplain regulation and what is considered “development” under the National Flood Insurance Program. 

Video 14: Local Floodplain Development Regulations

This video addresses how local communities exercise floodplain management authority through their floodplain management ordinances, which regulate development in the floodway and floodway fringe. The video also covers several common exemptions to development regulations.

Video 15: Substantial Damages and Substantial Improvements

This video addresses how local floodplain management ordinances regulate improvements, repairs, and reconstruction of existing buildings in the Special Flood Hazard Area.

Video 16: Local Floodplain Regulation: Variances

This video describes the variance process and considerations for when a variance should – and should not – be granted by a local community.

Video 17: Local Floodplain Regulations – Beyond Federal and State Minimum Standards

This video highlights three of the most common steps communities have taken to go beyond minimum federal and state regulatory standards. These steps have helped communities plan for flood events that are larger than the base flood, and lower the risks to people and property.