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All development, including manmade changes to improved or unimproved real estate for which specific provisions are not specified in this chapter or the state building codes with adopted amendments and any City of Snohomish amendments, shall:

A. Be located and constructed to minimize flood damage;

B. Meet the encroachment limitations of this chapter if located in a regulatory floodway;

C. Be anchored to prevent flotation, collapse, or lateral movement resulting from hydrostatic loads, including the effects of buoyancy, during conditions of the design flood;

D. Be constructed of flood damage-resistant materials; and

E. Have mechanical, plumbing, and electrical systems above the design flood elevation or meet the requirements of ASCE 24, except that minimum electric service required to address life safety and electric code requirements is permitted below the design flood elevation provided it conforms to the provisions of the electrical part of the building code for wet locations. (Ord. 2400, 2020)