(Source: FEMA) — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) wants to hear from Kleberg County residents about proposed changes to the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM). These maps, used by insurance companies to determine flood insurance rates for buildings and contents, were released on August 6.
Flooding is the number one natural disaster in the United States; it is vital that property owners understand their risk and take advantage of the tools or programs available to them, including flood insurance. Learn more and ask questions at the public open house on the proposed changes on:
Wednesday, September 26 from 2-8 p.m. at
Recreation Hall, Kleberg County Park, 501 Escondido Rd, in Kingsville.
Using the interactive maps online at this Open House, representatives from the State, County, Kingsville, FEMA, and their mapping partners, will be available to answer floodplain and flood insurance questions.
As a result of these map changes, some buildings in Kleberg County may, for the first time, be included in a high-risk flood zone, known as the Special Flood Hazard Area. This may result in those affected home and business owners being required to purchase flood insurance.
Additional information is available on the county’s website www.co.kleberg.tx.us, and more information, including links to the interactive mapping website, can be found on www.txchart.com.
Residents with additional questions can contact the Kleberg County Floodplain Administrator at 361-595-8527.
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