The 100-year floodplain is land that is predicted to flood during a 100-year storm, which has a 1 percent chance of occurring in any given year according to the U.S. Geological Survey. A 100-year storm is defined by the ... More »

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FEMA floodplain maps include information about physical features of an area, such as roads and waterways, base flood elevations and depths. The maps also show Special Flood Hazard Areas, flood insurance risk zones, and a... More »

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A flood insurance rate map, or FIRM, is the official map that outlines a community's floodplain boundaries, flood elevations and flood zones. FIRMs, created by the National Flood Insurance Program, are used by property o... More »

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Customers can estimate their flood insurance rates by inputting their home's address, city, state, ZIP code and residential status in the "One-Step Flood Risk Profile" tool on FloodSmart.gov, as noted on the site. Custom... More »

American Strategic Insurance offers builder's risk, commercial, condominium owners, flood and homeowners insurance, according to American Strategic Insurance. The company also offers investment, renters, seasonal and umb... More »

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Common homeowners insurance questions include whether the policy covers all of the homeowner's property and whether and why flood insurance is required, according to the Georgia Department of Insurance. Another common qu... More »

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Different types of property insurance include auto, home, wind, flood and umbrella liability insurance, according to Investopedia. Such insurance offers protection against property losses and legal liability against dama... More »