Elevator Installation for Buildings Located in Special Flood Hazard Areas in accordance with the National Flood Insurance Program [open pdf - 55KB]
"Under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), flood insurance coverage is limited for elevator equipment. New or replacement equipment relevant to an elevator, installed on or after October 1, 1987, and located below the lowest floor of an elevated building or in a basement is not covered for flood damage. This Technical Bulletin provides information on proper installation of elevators in flood hazard areas to reduce flood damage. Elevator types and their associated equipment are described, and practical methods of protecting them from flood damage are provided. The guidelines within this bulletin meet existing NFIP regulations that pertain to elevators, as well as serve to encourage the use of loss prevention measures that would reduce both the level of damage that can occur and the amount of time and work needed to make repairs. If these guidelines are followed, restoration of elevator service to the undamaged portion of the building can be accomplished as soon as possible after floodwaters recede and power is restored."
Technical Bulletin 4-93
Federal Emergency Management Agency: http://www.fema.gov/