Base Flood Elevation is the computed elevation to which floodwater is anticipated to rise during the base flood. Base Flood Elevations (BFEs) are shown on Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) and on the flood profiles.
Middletown adopted an update to the Flood Hazard Ordinance and mapping. Residents should look to 2014 and 2015 Preliminary Mapping in the FEMA Flood Map Service Center to determine BFE (Base Flood Elevation) for building code purposes. Please contact a licensed insurance agent to discuss flood insurance options.
The effects of tides, combined with large amounts of water and waves from storms make coastal areas some of the most at-risk areas for flooding. To map coastal flood hazards accurately, many factors must be taken into account, such as the amount of development in the area, the types and strength of storms that historically have affected the area, and onshore and offshore elevations.