The City of Tiffin participates in the National Flood Insurance Program.
This program enables the residents within the City of Tiffin the opportunity to be eligible to purchase insurance as a protection against flood losses along with the opportunity to be eligible for several additional forms of disaster assistance. The National Flood Insurance Program is administered nationally by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), statewide by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Floodplain Management Program, and locally by the City of Tiffin Engineer's Department.
In order to participate in the National Flood Insurance Program, the City of Tiffin has agreed to adopt and administer floodplain management regulations that are compliant with the minimum federal criteria. The City of Tiffin Engineering Department serves as the City of Tiffin's Floodplain Administrator which oversees the administration of the City of Tiffin's Floodplain regulations. Any proposed development (new construction or remodel) within a flood hazard area within the City of Tiffin will need to comply with Section 1191 of the City of Tiffin Codified Ordinances and will need to obtain approval from the City of Tiffin Engineer/Floodplain Administrator.
For Floodplain Mapping visit FEMA’s website or the Interactive GIS Map on the City Engineer’s Office homepage.
DID YOU KNOW?
Floods are the most common and costly natural disaster in the United States. Homeowners' insurance policies generally do not cover flood losses.
Over the life of a 30 year mortgage, there is a 26% chance that a building in a floodplain will experience a flood that will equal or exceed the 1%-annual chance flood (100 year flood)
Approximately 25% of all claims paid by the National Flood Insurance Program are for policies outside of the mapped floodplain.
When a structure within a flood hazard area is improved by 50% or more of its market value, it must be brought into compliance with current community management regulations.
When the damage of a structure has equaled or exceeded 50% of its market value, it must be brought into compliance with current community management regulations.