Provided by Federal Emergency Management Agency
Even as Texas faces wildfires and the worst drought in years, homeowners, renters and business owners in Lubbock County, TX are encouraged to look over newly released preliminary flood maps in order to determine their flood risks and make informed decisions about how they can protect life and property.
Lubbock County officials and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are presenting the preliminary maps to communities and unincorporated areas in order to help leaders and residents identify known flood risks and use that information to make decisions about buying flood insurance and how the community should move forward with any development.
"As we work together with our state and local partners to bring this critical information to the county, we ask that everyone review the maps to understand what flood risks are involved," said Region 6 Administrator Tony Russell. "The role of the community as an active partner in the flood mapping process is very important."
Anyone interested in seeing the preliminary maps is asked to contact the local floodplain administrator. This person may be located at City Hall or the County Courthouse.
In the coming weeks, the public will have an opportunity to provide feedback and input during a 90-day comment period. Additional scientific and technical information from the community increases the accuracy of the maps and better reflects Lubbock County's flooding risks.