What is the “buffer zone?”
The “buffer zone” is any area which lies within 50 feet from a flood area (zone). The buffer zone was created to notify citizens that they owned property which was in close proximity to a flood zone. The buffer zone was necessary because the initial maps the County was provided describing the flood zone were not precise. As such, the County could not guarantee those properties in the “buffer zone” not to be within the flood zone. Today, the County has more precise maps which better depict the flood zone.

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1. Can a citizen see a map of the flood plain and its boundaries in person?
2. Can a citizen have a copy of the Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance?
3. How did this modification come about?
4. What is the “buffer zone?”
5. How is the “buffer zone” determined?
6. What does the County require within the flood plain?
7. Is flood insurance required?
8. What involvement did the County have in this?
9. Can the County help pay the cost?