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Jill, Home Buyer in North Port, FL

do sarasoda and north port have flood problem?

Asked by Jill, North Port, FL Thu Jan 14, 2010

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Here is some information on FEMA flood zones. If you find a particular property or area that you are interested in, you can search to see what flood zone it is in. It also explains the different flood zones if you are not familiar with them.

FEMA Flood Zones
NFIP Policy Index
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Flood hazard areas identified on the Flood Insurance Rate Map are identified as a Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA). SFHA are defined as the area that will be inundated by the flood event having a 1-percent chance of being equaled or exceeded in any given year. The 1-percent annual chance flood is also referred to as the base flood or 100-year flood. SFHAs are labeled as Zone A, Zone AO, Zone AH, Zones A1-A30, Zone AE, Zone A99, Zone AR, Zone AR/AE, Zone AR/AO, Zone AR/A1-A30, Zone AR/A, Zone V, Zone VE, and Zones V1-V30. Moderate flood hazard areas, labeled Zone B or Zone X (shaded) are also shown on the FIRM, and are the areas between the limits of the base flood and the 0.2-percent-annual-chance (or 500-year) flood. The areas of minimal flood hazard, which are the areas outside the SFHA and higher than the elevation of the 0.2-percent-annual-chance flood, are labeled Zone C or Zone X (unshaded).
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IS-9 Managing Floodplain Development Through The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) (Page 3-33) (PDF 8MB, TXT 1MB) (entire document)
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Related Keywords
• Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA)
• Zone A
• Zone AE and A1-30
• Zone AH
• Zone AO
• Zone AR
• Zone A99
• Zone V
• Zone VE and V1-30
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Oct 18, 2010

No more or no less than most other areas of Florida. There are many areas of lower elevation that have substantially greater risk for flooding but to make a broad statement would be unfair.

Sarasota, North Port and the areas in between could have flood concerns but most are relatively safe from flooding. The best information for your question could be supported with more specific information. Your real estate professional should be able to provide you with elevation information on specific property's of interest.

Good luck
The Eckler Team
Michael Saunders & Company
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jan 17, 2010
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