FEMA to release maps detailing new flood-risk areas

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DENTON, Texas (KXAN) — New maps signaling flood-risk areas in Travis County will be released on August 14, according to Federal Emergency Management Agency officials.

Flooding is the most common natural disaster in the U.S. but, most property insurance polices don’t cover damages from a flood. Local and federal officials encourage everyone in the affected areas to view the maps to understand the flood risk and consider buying flood insurance.

To learn if your community participates in the National Flood Insurance Program, a voluntary protection program administered by FEMA, residents should contact their local floodplain administrator.

FEMA map specialists and flood insurance experts are also available to answer questions on the phone, 1-877-336-2627, or via online chat.

 

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