How do you find your flood zone?

To find out which flood zone your property is in, you can visit the Flood Risk Assessment map and search the flood map using a place name or a postcode.

How often does Bloomsburg flood?

Bloomsburg is subject to a significant flood hazard. Since the record flood of Hurricane Agnes in 1972, we have been flooded on the average every five years.

What is the safest flood zone?

Flood zone X
Flood zone X, also known as flood zone X500, is arguably the safest flood zone designation, as it’s considered to be outside the 500-year floodplain and is also protected by a flood control system, such as a levee or dam, from the 100-year floodplain.

What is Zone AE?

Defining AE flood zones AE flood zones are areas that present a 1% annual chance of flooding and a 26% chance over the life of a 30-year mortgage, according to FEMA. The elevation of the lowest floor in a structure must be at or above the zone’s base flood elevation.

Is surface water flooding a problem?

Surface water flooding is a risk because of its effect. It hits not just individual homes and businesses, but the whole infrastructure – road, rail, utilities etc – of a town or city, disrupting pretty much all aspects of modern life. Surface water flooding is a risk because people don’t know it is a risk.

Where does the Susquehanna River start?

Otsego Lake
Susquehanna River/Sources

The river meanders 444 miles from its origin at Otsego Lake near Cooperstown, New York, until it empties into the Chesapeake Bay at Havre de Grace, Maryland. The Susquehanna contributes one-half of the freshwater flow to the Bay.

Where is Bloomsburg High School affected by flood?

Bloomsburg high school is affected by flood waters. Most areas south of 10th Street and west of Railroad Street are affected by high water. Flood waters inundate more than 25 percent of Bloomsburg.

Where is high water in Bloomsburg, VA?

FEMA 1% Annual Chance Flood Level (100-year flood). A large part of Bloomsburg south of 10th Street and west of Railroad Street is affected by high water. Much of the runway at the airport is inundated. High water begins to affect the sewage treatment plant and the race track at the fairgrounds.

How to determine your flood risk in PA?

Property owners and communities can determine their current and future flood risk based on the preliminary Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps (DFIRMs).

Where can I find flood insurance rate maps?

For help determining future flood risk, preliminary digital versions of the flood insurance rate maps are now available online.