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Flood Quiz

  1. True or False. The two fundamental types of flooding are riverine and lake flooding.


  2. The "100-year flood" pattern (on which the Base Flood Elevation is based) is a flood with a ___% chance of occurrence in any given year.




  3. According to FEMA and the National Flood Insurance Program, and building located in either an ___ or a ___ zone is considered to be in a Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA).




  4. The main electric panel, electric service lines, and outlets should be at least ___ above the projected flood elevation for any given home.




  5. Which of the following is NOT a flood resistant material?




  6. The size of flood vents must be 1 square inch of opening per ________ of enclosed ground level first floor area.




  7. Where can you not use wet floodproofing?




  8. Which backflow valve provides one of the strongest seals?




  9. True or False. Dry floodproofing consists of sealing a home to prevent floodwater from entering.


  10. Which of the following is NOT a disadvantage of levees and floodwalls?