Kaufman County, Texas flood maps finalized for 2023 – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has finalized new flood maps for Kaufman County that will go into effect early next year.
Kaufman County residents who purchase flood insurance are encouraged to consult maps to determine if they are in a low-to-moderate or high-risk flood zone.
Click here to see the current and future flood insurance rate map.
Over the next six months, a FEMA compliance specialist will work with the community to update each floodplain ordinance and adopt these new flood maps.
The new maps will come into effect on January 12, 2023.
WHY FEMA FLOOD MAPS ARE IMPORTANT
In a press release, FEMA said that by understanding flood risks, individuals can decide which insurance option is best for their situation. Community leaders can use these maps to make informed decisions about building standards and development that will make the community more resilient and lessen the impacts of a flood.
Anyone without flood insurance is risking uninsured losses to their home, personal property and business.
FLOOD INSURANCE DETAILS
Flood insurance is available either through a private policy or through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) for members of communities participating in the NFIP.
Residents with federally backed mortgages must have flood insurance if their structures are in the Special Flood Hazard Zone.
There are economical options for those who have just been mapped in a high risk flood zone. Learn more about your flood insurance options by talking to your insurance agent or by visiting this Flood Map website.
Contact your local Flood Plain Administrator (FPA) to review new flood maps and learn more about your flood risk. A FEMA Map Specialist can help you identify your community FPA and also answer questions about the maps.
To be able to contact them via a live chat service, click here, simply click on the ‘Live Chat’ icon. To contact a FEMA Map Specialist, call 1-877-336-2627 or email [email protected]apcds.com.