What is a 100 year flood?

A flood event (also known as a base flood) having one percent probability of occurring in any given year. This may also be referred to as the 1% chance flood. In Polk County, the storm may drop about 10.6 inches of rain in a 24-hour period.

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1. My house is located in Zone X, a low risk flood hazard area shown on the flood map; can I buy flood insurance?
2. My street floods, what is the problem?
3. What codes or regulations provide guidance on flood protection?
4. What is a 100 year flood?
5. Where do I obtain a list of flood insurance providers?
6. Where do I obtain information if my property is in the flood plain?