Post-Hurricane Hanna: Flood Message of the Day

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Information to help National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)-participating communities after Hurricane Hanna.

Get a Floodplain Development Permit Before Repairing/Rebuilding

Floodplain Development Permit and Flooded Neighborhood

Spread the word. Let your citizens know.

A permit is required before construction or development begins within any Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA). Before making repairs, rebuilding or demolishing, check with your building official and floodplain administrator for permitting requirements in your area. Each locality has different requirements. Permits protect owners, residents, communities and their buildings by making sure construction meets current building codes, standards, flood ordinances and construction techniques. Permits also provide a permanent record of compliance with elevation, and/or retrofitting requirements, which is useful information when selling a home and getting a quote for flood insurance.

For more information about permitting requirements for NFIP-participating communities, visit Permit for Floodplain Development.