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What is a Non-Special Flood Hazard Area (NSFHA)?

A Non-Special Flood Hazard Area (NSFHA) is an area that is in a moderate- to low-risk flood zone (Zones B, C, X Pre- and Post-FIRM). An NSFHA is not in any immediate danger from flooding caused by overflowing rivers or hard rains.

However, it’s important to note that structures within a NSFHA are still at risk. In fact, more than 20 percent of all flood insurance claims come from outside mapped high-risk flood areas. Get the facts before you decide that your property is not at risk.

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What's My Flood Risk?

Visit FEMA's Flood Map Service Center to locate your flood map to help determine your flood risk.

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