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New Flood Maps Proposed by FEMA for Dripping Springs and Hays County
Public Open House scheduled for August 22
DRIPPING SPRINGS, TEXAS –July 26, 2017-The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), the State of Texas, and local communities and counties, have released preliminary flood maps for public review and comment. These preliminary flood maps—known as Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs)—are providing updated flood risk information for many areas in Hays County and along San Marcos River in Caldwell, Gonzales, Guadalupe, and Hays Counties. In Hays County, the flood hazard study includes areas along the Blanco and San Marcos Rivers, and many tributaries as well as Onion Creek, Barton Creek, Bear Creek and their tributaries. Property owners are encouraged to view the maps at http://maps.RiskMAP6.com to see the specific areas being remapped and how they may be affected.
These new flood maps will show residents and business owners how their flood risks may have changed and help them make more informed decisions about buying flood insurance. Community leaders use these new flood maps to make decisions about future building and development. Everyone is encouraged to know their flood risk.
Hays County will hold an Open House on the proposed changes to the maps on Tuesday, August 22 from 2:00–7:00 pm at the Wimberley Community Center, located at 14068 Ranch Road 12. Attendees will have access to the online, interactive maps during the Open House. They will also have the opportunity to ask representatives from the State, County, City of Dripping Springs, as well as FEMA and their mapping partners, any floodplain and flood insurance questions. There will be no formal presentation; so come at your convenience.
Flooding is the number one natural disaster in Texas; and it is vital that property owners understand their risk and take advantage of tools or programs available to them, including flood insurance. The proposed maps are an update of the existing FIRM, which uses data that is over 30 years old. Since then, drainage patterns have changed, there has been new development, and technology and modeling techniques have greatly improved.
As a result of these map changes, some buildings in Hays County may, for the first time, be included in a high-risk flood zone, known as the Special Flood Hazard Area. Others may see an increase in the Base Flood Elevation (the projected elevation to which floodwaters will rise in a major flood). And others may actually see their flood risk reduced. Plan to come to the Open House to see how you may be affected.
For those unable to attend the meeting, maps are available at Dripping Springs City Hall, located at 511 Mercer Street during normal operating hours of 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. They are also available at www.RiskMAP6.com.
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AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ARTICLE A1.000 (GENERAL PROVISIONS),
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