Floodplains are an important factor to consider when buying a Florida home. If a house is built within a floodplain, it is at an increased risk of suffering flood related damage at any given point in time; the magnitude of that risk-increase is reflected in the flood zone designation. If your home is located within a floodplain you might also be required to purchase flood insurance by your lender for the duration of your mortgage. Flood zones are colored and labeled differently depending on the classification of the flood zone (you will not see flood zone labels until you zoom all the way in). 1% annual chance flood events (100 year floodplains) are colored dark blue whereas 0.2% chance events (500 year floodplains) are colored light blue. V-zones are colored red, D-zones (unstudied areas) are shown in yellow, non-specific 100 year zones are in purple and areas not included in a flood study are shown in black crosshatching. When zooming in, you might see letter or letters in the center of a floodplain...click to continue reading
MoversAtlas helps you find out everything you need to know about Florida. At MoversAtlas we understand that deciding where to live is an extremely important and often difficult decision. If you’re not familiar with Florida it can be tough to figure out where exactly within Florida you would like to live. We make the process easier by supplying information about communities and neighborhoods throughout Florida. Use our MoveMap to locate community amenities such as daycares, schools and churches in Florida. Make sure you look for environmental hazards like flood zones, waste sites and sinkholes within Florida as well. Whether you’re buying a single-family house, condominium, townhouse or just renting, MoversAtlas helps you fully understand the community around your new Florida home.
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