Posted by JoeB(Atlanta) on January 28, 2000 at 21:25:55:
Hi Susan, elevation/topo study is NOT done by surveyor even when you’re in a flood plain since it’s lots more time and money, unless requested by you.
You may simply be near a tiny drainage creek/ditch (that was the case w/several lots we were looking at) or stream that has been re-routed by the nearby builders or now handles more run-off due to nearby new construction and voila! you are suddenly in a flood plain.
Hopefully your insurance will be inexpensive, and it shouldn’t effect future saleability.