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Learn About Flood Risk Advisory Maps at Wimberley Open House

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Posted by Laureen Chernow Sunday, August 23, 2015 4:35:00 PM Categories: Press Releases

Learn About Flood Risk Advisory Maps at Wimberley Open House

Open house events scheduled to share advisory base flood elevation maps

 

 

Hays County Courthouse, San Marcos, TX – Homeowners, renters and business owners in Hays County are encouraged to look over newly released Advisory Base Flood Elevation (ABFE) maps in order to determine their flood risks and make informed decisions as they rebuild after recent flooding. Using data developed by the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority (GBRA), the State of Texas, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has created Advisory Base Flood Elevations to depict a more current picture of flood risk.

The maps that will be presented at the meeting include the Blanco River basin west of San Marcos and do not include the City of San Marcos.

Local and County officials in coordination with FEMA are presenting the ABFE maps to help leaders and residents identify where flood risk has expanded and use that information to rebuild less vulnerable to future flood events.

To share these maps, public workshops are scheduled, so interested citizens can see if their flood risk has increased and obtain more information about reconstruction assistance. Currently, a meeting is scheduled:

 

City of Wimberley

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Wimberley Community Center

14068 Ranch Road 12.  

Wimberley, TX 78676

2-8 p.m.

 

Additional information, including links to interactive maps, can be accessed by visiting www.riskmap6.com and clicking on Texas in the map on the right.

If you have a disability and require an accommodation to attend this meeting, please contact Linda Landers, 940-230-6765, Linda.Landers@fema.dhs.gov at least 24 hours prior to the meeting.

http://www.co.hays.tx.us/learn-about-flood-risk-advisory-maps-at-wimberley-open-house.aspx