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Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Map and
Flood Insurance Study Report
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has presented Bastrop County with preliminary copies of the Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) and Flood Insurance Study (FIS) Report dated February 11, 2021 for Bastrop County, Texas and incorporated areas. The FIS Report describes the flood hazard information updates made and the source information used. FEMA only revised those FIRM panels with updated flood hazard information. The preliminary FIRM panels can be viewed and/or downloaded from the FEMA portal or hard copies can be viewed in the Development Services Office. For additional information, please contact Kala Schwabe, Bastrop County Floodplain Administrator, at 512-581-7159.
TWDB has funded a multi-year project to identify Bastrop County flood hazards, develop mitigation projects and update FEMA Firm Panel Maps. The latest update can be reviewed here. Wilbarger-Alum Creek_Commissioner Court PPT_2021-10-25.pdf
Base Level Engineering estBFE Viewer Now Available
In 2018, FEMA released Base Level Engineering (BLE) data that included Bastrop County. The Base Level Engineering production approach combines high-resolution ground elevation data, and modeling technology advancements to create engineering models and flood hazard data. This information provides additional risk assessment resources where there are currently gaps in the current national flood hazard data inventory and the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs). FEMA has developed an Estimated Base Flood Elevation Viewer that can be used to determine your flood risk and a FEMA Factsheet on the Viewer. They also published a Factsheet on Base Level Engineering.
A LOMA is the result of an administrative procedure in which the Federal Insurance Administrator reviews scientific or technical data submitted by the owner or lessee of property who believes the property has incorrectly been included in a designated SFHA. A LOMA amends the currently effective FEMA FIRM map and establishes that a property is not located in a SFHA.
Although FEMA may issue a LOMA, it is the lending institution's prerogative to require flood insurance as a condition of its own beyond the provisions of the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973 before granting a loan or mortgage. Those seeking a LOMA should first confer with the affected lending institution to determine whether the institution will waive the requirement for flood insurance if a LOMA is issued. If so, the policyholder may cancel flood insurance coverage and obtain a premium refund.
In general, the scientific or technical data needed to effect a map amendment includes certified topographic data and/or hydrologic and hydraulic analyses to support the request for amendment or revision.
Bastrop County Courthouse
804 Pecan Street
Bastrop, TX 78602
Phone: (512) 581-7100
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