|(a) The association must obtain physical measurements
of surge, waves, and high-water marks during and after an applicable
storm. Physical measurements of surge, wave, and high-water marks
(1) water-level time series during the applicable storm
from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and other
permanent tide gauges;
(2) post-event high-water marks;
(3) surge and wave heights from rapidly deployed surge
and wave gauges deployed at sites with the potential to be significantly
damaged by surge and waves; and
(4) other indications of surge and wave magnitudes,
such as elevations of surge and wave damage on buildings.
(b) Before an applicable storm, the association must
take steps to ensure that as soon as possible after an applicable
storm, the association can acquire and process high-resolution aerial
photographs and light detection and ranging (LIDAR) measurements.
(c) Where data is not available from federal or state
agencies, the association must take steps to acquire physical measurements
of surge, wave, and high-water marks. Any contracts must be in place
before each hurricane season.