Flood-Resistant Materials Requirements for Buildings Located in Special Flood Hazard Areas.

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Provides guidance on what constitute flood-resistant materials, and how and when these materials must be used to improve a building's ability to withstand flooding. A flood-resistant material is defined as any building material capable of withstanding direct and prolonged contact with floodwaters without sustaining significant damage. The term prolonged contact means at least 72 hours, and the term significant damage means any damage requiring more than low-cost cosmetic repair. Charts rating the acceptability of various flooring, wall, and ceiling materials are included, as are six references.
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