Preliminary Flood Maps in Tarrant County, TX Ready for Public View

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Release date: 
November 5, 2012
Release Number: 
R6-12-162

DENTON, Texas –Homeowners, renters and business owners in Tarrant County, Texas, are encouraged to look

over newly released preliminary flood maps in order to determine their flood risks and make informed decisions.

Tarrant County officials and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are presenting the preliminary

maps to communities and unincorporated areas in order to help leaders and residents identify known flood risks

and use that information to make decisions about buying flood insurance and how the community should move

forward with any development..

“As we work together with our state and local partners to bring this critical information to the county, we ask that

everyone review the maps to understand what flood risks are involved,” said FEMA Region 6 Acting

Administrator Tony Robinson “The role of the community as an active partner in the flood mapping process is

very important.”

To view the new flood maps, please contact your local floodplain administrator (FPA) who may be located at

City Hall or the local courthouse.

• To view the preliminary map online visit, http://maps.riskmap6.com/TX/Tarrant/.
• To use a live chat service, visit go.usa.gov/r6C.  Click on the “Live Chat” icon.
• To contact a FEMA Map Specialist, call 1-877-FEMA MAP (1-877-336-2627) or send an email to

FEMAMapSpecialist@riskmapcds.com.

Once a flood risk is identified, the next step is to consider the purchase of a flood policy from the National Flood

Insurance Program (NFIP).  Contacting a local insurance agent is the first step to gather information about this

relatively low-cost federally backed insurance.  Visit www.floodsmart.gov or call 1-888-379-9531 to locate an

agent in your area.

FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to

build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate

all hazards.

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Last Updated: 
November 7, 2012 - 13:17
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