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Director: Dale Pernula

Amendment to Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance, SCC 14.34.150(8)(c)

In order to maintain the County's Level 4 Community Rating System (CRS) rating under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), Skagit County must implement a minor amendment to its floodplain development regulations by March 30, 2012, which would ensure construction of mechanical duct work at least one foot above the base flood elevation, or alternatively to ensure it is located to prevent water from entering during conditions of flooding. When jurisdictions participate in the CRS program, flood insurance premium rates are discounted to reflect the reduced flood risk resulting from the community actions. Skagit County's Level 4 rating provides a 30% reduction of standard flood insurance rates for residents of unincorporated Skagit County.

Amendment to Skagit County Code 14.34.150(8)(c)