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FEMA releases updated floodplain maps - The Galveston County Daily News : Local News

October 1, 2014

FEMA releases updated floodplain maps

Changes could lead to increases in flood insurance for some

Posted: Monday, January 14, 2013 12:00 am | Updated: 1:39 pm, Thu Feb 7, 2013.

Preliminary floodplain maps recently published by the Federal Emergency Management Agency show that the flood-risk status of about 20 percent of Galveston County has changed.

The map, which hadn’t been updated in about 20 years, was digitized to more accurately reflect changes in the county’s floodplain, as well as new coastal analysis and surge models.

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