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As a Certified Floodplain Manager, the department is dedicated to informing individuals of the importance of having flood insurance, answering questions concerning when flood insurance is mandatory, analyzing the FIRM map for concerned individuals, informing individuals of the requirements for construction in a flood hazard area and enforcement of violations to the City’s Floodplain Ordinance. All new construction and substantial improvements of residential and non-residential structures located in a flood hazard area as specified on the community FIRM shall be required to elevate the lowest floor 18 inches above base flood elevation as shown on the FIRM. Two elevation certificates are required to prove the compliance.
The following are facts illustrating the important of flood insurance:
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One gallon of used oil can ruin a million gallons of fresh water, a year supply for 30 people.
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Nederland, TX 77627
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