flood-prone area

flood-prone area

An area that has a 1 percent probability of flooding in any given year.Although popularly known as an area that will flood sometime in a 100-year period, this characterization is technically inaccurate.

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So if you live in a flood-prone area, don't keep valuable items in the basement.
If you live in a flood-prone area the insurer might impose a separate excess for these claims Be aware of what that is.
The adaptation of the British flood-insurance system has proven unsuitable, for many householders who are living out of a flood-prone area would have to pay higher insurance premiums.
The River Rouge project included the rehabilitation of 1,574 feet of a 1930s-vintage, 66-inch diameter brick sewer in a flood-prone area where nearby homes had required costly repairs after sustaining flood damage.
Despite handholding, some residents and business owners in North La Junta complain that FEMA only made recovery efforts more difficult, imposing strict rules for rebuilding and urging residents to move out of the flood-prone area, But Peterson said following FEMA building regulations might have saved her thousands of dollars.
If you have determined that your apartment property is in a flood-prone area, and after you have purchased flood insurance, you are ready to evaluate measures to protect against damage.
You can prevent injuries by determining if your area has a history of flooding or if your camp is in a flood-prone area.
A FLOOD-PRONE area in Stockton is set to benefit from a package of defences.
8-mile section north of Saugus to get it out of a flood-prone area, the rained turned a temporary detour route into mud.
CONTROVERSIAL plans to build about 100 homes in a flood-prone area in Wolston look set to move on a step.
They have moved into a flood-prone area and cannot get flood insurance.