Sunday, August 23, 2015 4:37:00 PM
Hays County Statement on Federal Floodplain Map Changes
Hays County Courthouse, San Marcos, TX – FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, today released a significant amount of information regarding changes to the existing floodplain in parts of Hays County in the Blanco River basin west of San Marcos (not including the City of San Marcos). Hays County staff is actively reviewing the changes and comparing them to previous maps, historic flood data and existing development. Additional information will be shared as soon as that review process is complete.
At this time, Hays County has not made a decision as to whether to use the advisory floodplain maps as regulatory maps, but would do so only after a full, public process. Whether the advisory maps are used for regulation or not, staff will make them available to the public as an additional data set to ensure citizens are as informed as possible during their rebuilding efforts.
Anyone with questions about floodplain permitting or the National Flood Insurance Program should contact the Hays County Development Services Department at 512-393-2150.