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FEMA Flood Zone Maps 

Broward County Interactive FEMA Flood Zone Map (effective August 18, 2014)

FEMA updated flood maps for Broward County on August 18, 2014.  The finalized maps are used by insurance companies for flood insurance purposes and the updated base flood elevations must be used for all new construction and substantial improvements to existing construction.

Broward County residents and business owners are encouraged to view the flood maps to better understand their potential flood risk and to help identify steps they may need to take to protect against property damage and loss.

Property owners should consider purchasing a flood insurance policy, even if it is not mandated for their location. All areas are susceptible to flooding, although to varying degrees.

View your property’s flood zone by searching the Broward FEMA Flood Zone Map linked above. 


 

Flood Zone Designations

The following flood zone designations determine whether or not flood insurance is mandated.

Zone A

Flood insurance rate zone determined by approximate methods, as no Base Flood Elevations (BFEs) are available for these areas.  Mandatory flood insurance purchase requirements apply.

Zone AE

Flood insurance rate zone that corresponds with flood depths greater than three (3) feet.  Mandatory flood insurance purchase requirements apply.

Zone AH

Flood insurance rate zone that corresponds to areas of shallow flooding with average depths between one (1) and three (3) feet.  Mandatory flood insurance purchase requirements apply.

Zone VE

Flood insurance rate zone that corresponds to coastal areas that have additional hazards associated with storm waves.  Mandatory flood insurance requirements apply.

Zone X-Shaded

0.2 percent Annual Chance Flood Hazard

Zone X

Flood insurance rate zones that are outside the flood plain or the average flood depths of less than one foot.  Flood insurance purchase is not mandatory.


FEMA Contact Information

www.FEMA.gov

For all inquiries on the National Flood Insurance Plan, call 800-611-6122, or TTY: 800-427-5593.

Make an Online Inquiry

FEMA Region IV Office
770-220-5400

FEMA Region IV mailing address
Gulf Oil Building
1371 Peachtree Street, NE, Suite 736
Atlanta, Georgia  30309