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What Is a Floodplain?

Rainbow International of Mississauga & Halton
Publication date:
August 18, 2020
Article Summary: 

This article provides an overview of floodplains, including their definition as low-lying areas surrounding waterways that regularly overflow. The article discusses the types of floodplains, including the floodway, the 1% (100-year) floodplain, and the .02 percent (500-year) floodplain. It also explains the difference between a floodplain and a floodway and provides information on the risks of owning a home or business in a floodplain zone. The article emphasizes the importance of purchasing appropriate flood insurance and taking steps to minimize damage in the event of a flood. Finally, the article offers advice on choosing a professional water damage restoration service in the event of a flood.


floodplain, floodway, types of floodplains, risks, flood insurance, water damage restoration.

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Rainbow International of Mississauga & Halton
What Is a Floodplain?
August 18, 2020
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