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It is the purpose of this chapter to promote public health, safety, and general welfare, and to minimize public and private losses due to flood conditions in specific areas by provisions designed to:

A. Protect human life and health;

B. Minimize expenditure of public money for costly flood control projects;

C. Minimize the need for rescue and relief efforts associated with flooding generally undertaken at the expense of the public;

D. Minimize prolonged business interruptions;

E. Minimize damage to public facilities and utilities such as water mains, gas mains, electric lines, telephone lines, sewer lines, streets, and bridges located in special flood hazard areas;

F. Help maintain a stable tax base by providing for the sound use and development of special flood hazard areas so as to minimize blight areas caused by flooding;

G. Participate in and maintain eligibility for flood insurance and disaster relief. [Ord. 23-29 § 2 (1.3).]