Preliminary flood risk information and updated Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) are available for review in Bastrop County, Texas. Residents and business owners are encouraged to review the latest information to learn about local flood risks and potential future flood insurance requirements.
The updated maps were produced in coordination with local, state and FEMA officials. Significant community review of the maps has already taken place, but before the maps become final, community stakeholders can identify any concerns or questions about the information provided and participate in the 90-day appeal and comment periods.
The 90-day appeal and comment periods will begin on or around Sept. 30, 2021.
Appeals and comments may be submitted through Dec. 29, 2021 for:The cities of Bastrop and Smithville; and the unincorporated areas of Bastrop County
The next step in the mapping process is to resolve all comments and appeals. Once these are resolved, FEMA will notify communities of the effective date of the final maps.
The preliminary maps may also be viewed online:
For more information about the flood maps:
Most homeowners insurance policies do not cover flood damage. There are cost-saving options available for those newly mapped into a high-risk flood zone. Learn more about your flood insurance options by talking with your insurance agent or visiting https://www.floodsmart.gov.