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Term Definition
Flood Education

Flood education seeks to provide information to raise awareness of the flood problem so as to enable individuals to understand how to manage themselves and their property in response to flood warnings and in a flood event. It invokes a state of flood readiness.

Flood Fringe Areas

The remaining area of flood prone land after floodway and flood storage areas have been defined.

Flood Liable Land

Is synonymous with flood prone land, i.e., land susceptible to flooding by the PMF event. Note that the term flood liable land covers the whole floodplain, not just that part below the FPL (see flood planning area).

Flood Planning Levels (FPLs)

Are the combinations of flood levels (derived from significant historical flood events or floods of specific AEPs) and freeboards selected for floodplain risk management purposes, as determined in management studies and incorporated in management plans.

Flood Prone Land

Land susceptible to flooding by the PMF event. Flood prone land is synonymous with flood liable land.

Flood Proofing

A combination of measures incorporated in the design, construction and alteration of individual buildings or structures subject to flooding, to reduce or eliminate flood damages.

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