Public Open Houses Scheduled to Share Map Changes and Flood Risk Information
DENTON, Texas –Homeowners, renters and business owners in Orange County, Texas are encouraged to look over newly released preliminary flood maps in order to determine their flood risks and make informed decisions.
Orange 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.
The Texas-based coastal flood mapping effort follows the release of a new, comprehensive storm surge study from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) that gives updated information on coastal flood risks. To share that data, two public workshops have been scheduled in the county where interested citizens can obtain more information about the proposed changes.
Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 15 & 16, 2013
Bridge City Community Center
Bridge City, TX 77611
2 p.m. – 8 p.m.
“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 R6 acting Regional Administrator Tony Robinson. “The role of the community as an active partner in the flood mapping process is very important.”
Additional information is available, including links to the interactive mapping website on www.txchart.com. Residents can also contact the Orange County Floodplain Administrator for more details.
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