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A. The flood hazard areas of the City are subject to periodic inundation which results in loss of life and property, health and safety hazards, disruption of commerce and governmental services, extraordinary public expenditures for flood protection and relief, and impairment of the tax base, all of which adversely affect the public health, safety and general welfare.
B. These flood losses are caused by the cumulative effect of obstructions in areas of special flood hazards which increase flood heights and velocities, and when inadequately anchored, damage uses in other areas. Uses that are inadequately floodproofed, elevated or otherwise protected from flood damage also contribute to the flood loss. (Ord. 463, 5-4-87)
C. Buoyant and Hazardous Materials and Special Flood Hazard Areas: Damage resulting from buoyant materials carried by rising flood water is well known. There is also a danger from hazardous materials placed or stored in flood hazard areas. The City will monitor the placement or storage of buoyant and hazardous materials within special flood hazard areas to insure the safety of its citizens. The burden of proof rests with the applicant and is subject to Planning Commission review. (Ord. 488-91, 7-8-91)