A.   Lands to which this Code applies. This code applies to all within the jurisdiction of the .
   B.   Basis for establishing . The identified by the Federal Insurance Administration in a scientific and engineering report entitled “The for Washington County and Incorporated Areas” dated November 4, 2016, and as subsequently revised, with accompanying are hereby adopted by reference and declared to be a part of this Code. The is on file at the Forest Grove Engineering Department. The best available information for hazard area identification as outlined in § 17.8.325C. shall be the basis for regulation until a new is issued which incorporates the data utilized under § 17.8.325C.
   C.   Warning and disclaimer of liability.
   The degree of protection required by this Code is considered reasonable for regulatory purposes and is based on scientific and engineering considerations. Larger floods can and will occur on rare occasions. heights may be increased by man-made or natural causes.
   This code does not imply that land outside the areas of special hazards or uses permitted within such areas will be free from or damages. This code shall not create liability on the part of the , any officer or employee thereof, or the Federal Insurance Administration, for any damages that result from reliance on this Code or any administrative decision lawfully made hereunder.
(Ord. 2009-01, passed 3-9-2009; Ord. 2013-3, passed 5-22-2013; Ord. 2018-07, passed 10-8-2018)