Foster City's Levee system is primarily designed for flood protection. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has certified Foster City's levee as providing protection from the 1-percent annual chance (base) flood. This means land within the Foster City city limits will continue to be classified as Zone X, where mandatory flood insurance is not required. While flood insurance is not mandatory, FEMA does encourage homeowners to purchase flood insurance through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) to insure against flood losses. More information about the NFIP can be found here. You can purchase flood insurance through your insurance professional.
The levee system also provides recreational uses for the community. Residents enjoy walking, running, bicycling and skating on the levee pathway.
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