Saturday, March 16, 2013

X sounds bad, and A sound great, right?

Flood Zone X is a low/moderate flood risk area. Here's how FEMA describes zones the different flood zones. "Areas outside the 1-percent annual chance floodplain, areas of 1% annual chance sheet flow flooding where average depths are less than 1 foot, areas of 1% annual chance stream flooding where the contributing drainage area is less than 1 square mile, or areas protected from the 1% annual chance flood by levees. No Base Flood Elevations or depths are shown within this zone. Flood Insurance purchase is not required in these zones." Zones A and V have the higher risk. Zone D is undetermined. Because Savannah and the Tri Counties are Coastal areas it is always best to carry flood insurance whether it is required or not. For more local information you can visit