Flood insurance helps Rockport family cruise into recovery

AUSTIN, Texas — When Salty Cruser learned her husband, Charlie, had purchased flood insurance for their home in Rockport, Texas, before Hurricane Harvey, she was shocked. And extremely grateful. “I couldn’t believe he did it, because he lived [near our current home] when he was born, and he’s one of those who’s like, ‘It’s never flooded out here; we’re not going to do that,’” she said. “If we hadn’t had the flood insurance, we would have been in very bad shape.” “Flood insurance saved us … and I know we’ll continue to have...
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Nearly $6 Million in Mitigation Grants Help Communities across LA

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Public Invited to Appeal or Comment on Flood Maps in El Reno, Oklahoma

Denton, Texas– New preliminary flood risk information and an updated Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) are available for review by residents and business owners in El Reno. Officials encourage property owners to review the latest information to learn about local flood risks and potential future flood insurance requirements. Community stakeholders can identify any concerns or questions about the information provided and participate in appeal and comment periods for the maps. The new flood hazard information from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has been generated in coordination with local community, state, and...
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Public Invited to Appeal or Comment on Flood Maps in Hill County, Texas

Denton, Texas– New preliminary flood risk information and updated Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) are available for review by residents and business owners in Hill County. Officials encourage property owners to review the latest information to learn about local flood risks and potential future flood insurance requirements. Community stakeholders can identify any concerns or questions about the information provided and participate in appeal and comment periods for the maps. The new flood hazard information from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has been generated in coordination with local community, state, and FEMA...
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Preliminary Flood Maps for Johnson County Arkansas Ready for Public View

DENTON, Texas – New preliminary flood maps for residents of Johnson County are ready for residents to review. Communities affected by the maps include Clarksville, Coal Hill, Hartman, and unincorporated areas of Johnson County. These maps help homeowners and businesses decide about purchasing flood insurance. By knowing their risks, individuals and community leaders can make informed decisions about building and development.      “This critical information is the result of coordination between FEMA and our state and local partners. We hope that everyone reviews the maps to understand the flood risks involved,” said FEMA Region...
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