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COVID-19 Fact Sheet: Floodplain Considerations for Temporary Critical Facilities   [open pdf - 166KB]

From the Document: "Even a slight chance of flooding can pose too great a threat to the delivery of services provided by a critical facility (such as those that provide temporary medical services, including, but not limited to hospitals, medical sheltering, and mortuary facilities). Further, these critical facilities are likely to have occupants who may not be sufficiently mobile to evacuate in order to avoid injury or death during a flood. Site considerations for such facilities must include an evaluation of flood risk. All critical facilities--including those of a temporary nature--should be located outside all high-risk flood hazard areas, including Zones V and A and Shaded X. Specifically, these facilities or uses should not be located in the Coastal High Hazard Area (including Zone V), the entire Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA, or 1-percent-annual-chance flood hazard area), or the 0.2-percent-annual-chance flood hazard area (including shaded X zones)."

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Date:
2020-03-27?
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Public Domain
Retrieved From:
U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency: https://www.fema.gov/
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pdf
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