Flood Hazard Area Information Available

Posted on June 1, 2013 by Bethany Brannan

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Floods are the most common and widespread of all natural disasters. Heavy monsoon storms, which are common in Arizona, can produce flash flooding in rivers, washes and other areas where rainwater flows. They can occur with little or no warning and reach full peak in only a few minutes.

The City of Phoenix can help REALTORS® identify whether a property is located in a special flood hazard area and if elevation certificates are available. Contact the Floodplain Management Section at 602-262-4960. Floodplain Management, located in Phoenix City Hall, 200 W. Washington Street, 5th Floor, Phoenix, AZ 85003-1611, is open weekdays from 8am until 5pm. In Tucson, visit the Development Services Department website (under Engineering Forms) or come by the department in person at the Public Works Building, 201 N. Stone – First Floor, Tucson, AZ 85701. Flagstaff residents can visit www.flagstaffstormwater.com (click on Floodplain) or call 928-779-7650 x7213 for help.

Homeowners should be aware of the importance of flood-proofing and insuring a flood-prone home. To protect a home from flood losses, homeowners can purchase flood insurance through the National Flood Insurance Program. Homeowner’s policies do not cover flood damage.  Owners should contact an insurance agent for information on flood insurance.

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Bethany Brannan

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Bethany Brannan is the communications manager for the Arizona Association of REALTORS.

2 Responses to “Flood Hazard Area Information Available”

  1. Dawn Zimbelman says:

    Floodplain management section link give you an error that the City of Phoenix moved information or it is no longer available…???

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