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CAB

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FEMA Velocity Zone
« on: November 16, 2003, 01:21:10 PM »
This may not be the correct forum BUT.

Does anyone know where I can view a map of Florida, more specificaly the west coast of Florida , Anclote River, to see where the Velocity Zones are?
Can't find it on the FEMA.gov site.

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« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2003, 02:12:15 PM »
Who publishes that data? Check the publishing agency's web site. It may be the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. I don't have much on Florida yet. We just opened an office in St. Augustine, but I haven't worked with them yet.
Another site to check may be the web page for the Coast Guard. Let us all know when you find out. Never know what info you may need down the road.
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« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2003, 10:07:57 AM »
CAB -

Maybe you can find something here.

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« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2003, 12:54:12 PM »
Found it. :D

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FEMA has the info, just finding it is not clear.

Go to www.FEMA.GOV
Select "FEMA Flood Map Store" left dark blue column.
On right in box select "Map Search"
Now you may enter data to zoom into your target.
When found, select the Bulls Eye button on left
Pick your location on the map
Next screen shows cost to purchase, but select
"View Button" on right.
Select "FIRMette" button to create a copy and then
Press the Adobe ot Image button to save to your computer.



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« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2003, 01:36:46 PM »
I could have told you that, but I had never heard the data refered to as "Velocity Zones".  The map contains the flood elevations above the squiggled lines, but I have never noticed any "velocity" data.
Oh, don't count om the "Firmette" thingie working everyday either. Sometimes you only get half of the map. That site can get VERY frustating. I finally ended uo buying a cd with all of the maps onit for our main counties. Costs the same as the paper copies, but at least no dang ENGINEER can take the map to his desk anD "forget" to put it back in the file.  :twisted:
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« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2003, 02:32:09 PM »
That site is tough to navigate.

Here is some info on velocity zones.

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In coastal high hazard areas (Zones V, VE, and V1 -V30), the National Flood Insurance Program
(NFIP) requires that all new and substantially improved buildings be elevated to or above the
base flood elevation (BFE). Foundations must be designed to allow water moving at high velocities
(velocity water) and waves to flow beneath the elevated superstructure of the building. The
result is that floodwaters transfer only minimal forces to the foundation system, and flood damage
to the elevated superstructure is thereby minimized.
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