Users' questions

How do I find flood history?

How do I find flood history?

You can start by looking at NFIP claim data by state to see if your state has a higher frequency of flood claims. When all else fails, ask your insurance agent. Your insurance agent can run a Comprehensive Loss Underwriting Evaluation (CLUE) report on the past claims on the property.

What is the 100-year flood zone?

Also called base floodplains, the 100-year floodplain refers to any area that has a one percent chance of experiencing a base flood in any given year. They’re designated as Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHAs).

Where are the flooding areas in Benton City?

There will be flooding of in the RV Park in Benton City along the river. There will extensive flooding in the West Richland area from Twin Bridge to the Columbia River, including the West Richland Golf Course and along Kingston…Hyde and Jones roads. There will be flooding of in the RV Park in Benton City along the river.

Where to find flood insurance rates in Washington State?

The Department of Ecology highly recommends contacting the community Floodplain Administrator, Community Development Director, or Public Works Department for specific flood risks and regulations. Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs): FIRMs outline flood hazards in a community.

What’s the chance of flooding in Washington State?

1% annual chance of flooding may be equaled or exceeded in any given year (100 year flood). Velocity zone: These areas are subject to high velocity wave action (a 3-foot breaking wave) from the 1% annual chance coastal flood.

Where can I find a community floodplain map?

Once you view your community floodplain map, you can click the map for local contact information. Your local government contact should be able to help you better understand your floodplain map. If you still have questions after contacting your local government, we can answer technical questions about FEMA flood maps and supporting data.