How was the map prepared?

The map was prepared using detailed ground surface elevation and topographic data collected in 2005. The spread and height of floodwater in the city's creeks were determined using hydraulic engineering methods.

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1. What is a FIRM?
2. Why does the city have floodplain regulations?
3. What is a floodplain?
4. What is a floodway?
5. What is a Base Flood Elevation (BFE)?
6. Can I build a new house or structure in a floodplain?
7. How do I know if my property is in the floodplain?
8. I have lived in my house for a long time and it has never flooded, but the maps show my property to be in the floodplain. Are the maps wrong?
9. How do I request information regarding the FIRM?
10. How do I request that the map be changed?
11. Who created the preliminary Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) flood map for Abilene?
12. How was the map prepared?
13. What is the purpose of the newly revised FEMA flood map for Abilene?
14. How did the City of Abilene assist FEMA in creating the flood map?
15. Am I required to have flood insurance?
16. Should I buy flood insurance?