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In all special flood hazard areas, the following provisions shall apply.
(A) New construction and substantial improvements shall be anchored to prevent flotation, collapse or lateral movement of the structure.
(B) Manufactured homes shall be anchored to prevent flotation, collapse or lateral movement. Methods of anchoring may include, but are not limited to, use of over-the-top or frame ties to ground anchors. This standard shall be in addition to and consistent with applicable state requirements for resisting wind forces.
(C) New construction and substantial improvements shall be constructed with materials and utility equipment resistant to flood damage.
(D) New construction or substantial improvements shall be constructed by methods and practices that minimize flood damage.
(E) Electrical, heating, ventilation, plumbing, air-conditioning equipment and other service facilities, including duct work, shall be designed and/or located so as to prevent water from entering or accumulating within the components during conditions of flooding.
(F) New and replacement water supply systems shall be designed to minimize or eliminate infiltration of floodwaters into the system.
(G) New and replacement sanitary sewage systems shall be designed to minimize or eliminate infiltration of floodwaters into the systems and discharges from the systems into floodwaters.
(H) On-site waste disposal systems shall be located and constructed to avoid impairment to them or contamination from them during flooding.
(I) Any alteration, repair, reconstruction or improvements to a building that is in compliance with the provisions of this chapter shall meet the requirements of “new construction” as contained in this chapter.
(J) Any alteration, repair, reconstruction or improvements to a building that is not in compliance with the provisions of this chapter shall be undertaken only if said nonconformity is not furthered, extended or replaced.
(K) In riverine situations, adjacent communities and the Department of Conservation and Recreation (Department of Floodplain Management) shall be notified prior to any alteration or relocation of a watercourse, and copies of such notifications shall be submitted to FEMA.
(L) The flood-carrying capacity within an altered or relocated portion of any watercourse shall be maintained.
(1996 Code, § 176-120.1) (Ord. passed 8-12-2008)