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FEMA approves new floodplain maps
Tuesday, August 11, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano
In July, the Federal Emergency Management Agency approved new floodplain maps that include areas of Boggy Creek, Bull and West Bull Creek, Carson Creek, Cottonmouth Creek, Dry Creek East, Fort Branch, Shoal Creek and Tennehill Branch. Though the city is already using the new maps to regulate development, it won’t officially adopt the new maps until 2016. At that time, they will become effective for flood insurance. The city has more information about the new maps online here. Additionally, Austinites can check whether their home is in a floodplain at ATX Flood Pro.
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