This video explains the goals of floodplain regulation and what is considered “development” under the National Flood Insurance Program.
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.
This video addresses how local floodplain management ordinances regulate improvements, repairs, and reconstruction of existing buildings in the Special Flood Hazard Area.
This video describes the variance process and considerations for when a variance should – and should not – be granted by a local community.
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.