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Am I in a Special Flood Hazard Area?
For the purposes of the City of Valdez, a Special Flood Hazard Area is equivalent to a Zone A on our Federal Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) The City of Valdez will assist citizens in looking up where the property is in relationship to a mapped floodplain. Office hours are 8:30-12:00 and 1:00 – 5:00 pm at City Hall in the Community and Economic Development Department. Residents of the City may email lrobertson@ci.valdez.ak.us at any time with their property address to determine whether or not the property is in a Flood Hazard area. Residents can also click the Quick Link above entitled Map Service Center and type their physical address into a FEMA mapping system, which will pull up the correct panel of the FIRM for where the property is located (but a resident will have to find their approximate location on the map themselves). There are also professional mapping organizations that will examine the FIRM maps and declare a property in and out of the floodplain (these companies are often used by banks when financing mortgages and transferring property).

Community and Economic Development - Floodplain Management

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1. Am I in a Special Flood Hazard Area?
2. Why do I need Flood Insurance?
3. What kind of Information can I get from the City?
4. What can I do to reduce my risk of flood damages?