What does Substantial Damage require?

Substantial Damage is in place to reduce the chance of at-risk structures flooding in the future, by reducing flood risks. It requires mitigating the structure's flood risk by relocating, retrofitting, elevation, buy-out, or any other FEMA-approved methods.

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1. Why am I receiving this letter?
2. What is Substantial Damage?
3. Am I being forced to move out of my home?
4. What is mitigation?
5. What does Substantial Damage require?
6. What if I don't think I have Substantial Damage?
7. Why have other people around me rebuilt without elevating?
8. What do I do now?
9. When are all of the letters going to go out?