FEMA Recommends I-Codes for National Flood Insurance Program

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12/03/2013

FEMA Recommends I-Codes for National Flood Insurance Program

 
I-codes contain flood provisions that are consistent with NFIP requirements for buildings.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released a report which examines the impact, effectiveness, and feasibility of including building codes in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

According to FEMA, I-codes, a collective term for all building codes, contain flood provisions that are consistent with NFIP requirements for buildings. I-codes are also proven to be effective against protecting facilities from flood-related damage. For those that have already adopted appropriate building codes, the impact of including I-codes into the NFIP would be minor.

The report outlines one of the most significant benefits from code compliance – required added elevation above flood levels for locations in certain locations, such as Coast A Zones. Other benefits include a possibly lower insurance premium and reduced flood damage.

The full report can be found at FEMA’s website.

 

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