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Term Definition
Flood Risk

Potential danger to personal safety and potential damage to property resulting from flooding. The degree of risk varies with circumstances across the full range of floods. Flood risk in this manual is divided into 3 types, existing, future and continuing risks. They are described below. Existing Flood Risk: the risk a community is exposed to as a result of its location on the floodplain. Future Flood Risk: the risk a community may be exposed to as a result of new development on the floodplain. Continuing Flood Risk: the risk a community is exposed to after floodplain risk management measures have been implemented. For a town protected by levees, the continuing flood risk is the consequences of the levees being overtopped. For an area without any floodplain risk management measures, the continuing flood risk is simply the existence of its flood exposure.

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