Newsflash: What do I need to know about flood insurance when buying a home?

I’ve been looking for a home with a bit of land in the pacific northwest and have been checking properties against the FEMA National Flood Hazard Layer plugin for Google Maps. What are the implications of the different levels of risk for flood insurance? It doesn’t seem like the maps are very high resolution. Are there better ways to understand flood risk?

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