Federal Emergency Management Agency Floodplain Mapping
New FEMA Maps effective April 2, 2014
FEMA has published new maps which will become effective April 2, 2014 concluding a multi-year “Physical Map Revision” effort. The five new maps are panel numbers 205F, 215F, 220F, 305F, and 310F (links to maps below) — as well as a new Flood Insurance Study (FIS) and a new Map Index for the all Brazos County. The map changes incorporate changes to Carters Creek and Bee Creek due to updated engineering studies as well as the Bee Creek Channelization Project from recent years.
This joint website page has been prepared through the coordination of and for the Cities of Bryan and College Station, and Brazos County.
FEMA provides additional information tracking this map update effort at the www.riskmap6.com site. This site provides an interactive map to access the changes, as well as project milestones including public engagement, etc. After clicking on the link above, you will need to “click” Texas on the map exhibit, and then select Brazos County on the drop down column on the left.
Newer Maps Mean Safer Communities
These maps are important tools in the effort to protect lives and property. By showing the extent to which specific areas, neighborhoods and individual properties are at risk for flooding, flood maps help business and property owners make financial decisions about protecting their property. They also enable community planners, local officials, engineers, builders and others to determine where and how new structures and developments should be built.
Also, please be aware that the new floodplain maps and information are not permanent. As more accurate information becomes available, these maps are updated through official procedures with FEMA — such as Letters of Map Revision (LOMR).
The ongoing US congressional legislative efforts to repeal or delay “Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act” approved by US Congress in 2012 will have many implications. Contact your insurance agent regarding additional insurance coverage, options, and premiums. Additionally, you can contact this NFIP Region representative at (425)417-3159.
All of the following maps and documents will be the current effective maps. The “revised” dates are the initial dates when the maps initially became effective. The FEMA map update effort previously referred to as “Map Modernization” produced the maps that became effective May 16, 2012. The maps below which end with the letter E remain currently effective. The subsequent FEMA map update is referred to as a “Physical Map Revision” which produced the updated maps that will become effective April 2, 2014. These updated maps below end with the letter F and are indicated with the red star.
Floodplain Index Map (Click on this to find the panel number your property lies within)
Flood Insurance Study Report – April 2, 2014
Map Updates in Small Defined Areas
May 16, 2012: Current maps went into effect.
April 2, 2014: Carter’s Creek and Bee Creek Letters of Map Revisions to take effect.
May 9, 2014: Still Creek and Cottonwood Creek Letters of Map Revisions to take effect.
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