It is the purpose of this title to promote the public health, safety, and general welfare, and to minimize public and private losses due to flood conditions in specific areas by provisions designed to:
   A.   Protect human life and health;
   B.   Minimize expenditure of public money for costly flood control projects;
   C.   Minimize the need for rescue and relief efforts associated with flooding and generally undertaken at the expense of the general public;
   D.   Minimize prolonged business interruptions;
   E.   Minimize damage to public facilities and utilities such as water and gas mains, electric, telephone and sewer lines, and streets and bridges located in areas of special flood hazards;
   F.   Help maintain a stable tax base by providing for the sound use and development of areas of special flood hazard so as to minimize future blighted areas caused by flood damage;
   G.   Ensure potential buyers are notified of property located in areas of special flood hazards;
   H.   Ensure those who occupy the areas of special flood hazards assume responsibility for their actions; and
   I.   Maintain qualifying standards for participation in the national flood insurance program. (1973 Code § 18.01.030)