The City of Key West, Florida

The Southernmost City in the Continental United States


Flood Resistant Materials

Flood Resistant Materials

Construction below flood levels, within regulated flood zones, must utilize flood resistant materials.

In the following FEMA publication, there's a handy reference chart to quickly determine which materials are considered acceptable and those that aren't.

Start with Table 1 on page 4 Class Descriptions of Materials.

Then compare the different classes with the list of materials on Table 2, on pages 7-11.

Additionally, this publication has a wealth of related materials and methods information.

FEMA's Technical Bulletin 2, Flood Damage-Resistant Materials Requirements (2008)


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Scott Fraser,
FEMA Coordinator/Floodplain Administrator
Building Department
1300 White St
Key West, FL 33040
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