To avoid a lapse in coverage, there is typically a 30-day grace period to renew policies. However, due to the widespread economic disruption arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, FEMA recognizes that flood insurance policyholders may not meet the standard policy renewal deadline.
To help serve its National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) customers who may be experiencing financial hardships, the agency is extending the grace period to renew flood insurance policies from 30 to 120 days. This extension applies to NFIP flood insurance policies with an expiration date between February 13-June 15, 2020.
Click here to read the National Flood Insurance Program bulletin: https://nfipservices.floodsmart.gov/wyobull2020.html.
Click here to read the FEMA news release: https://www.fema.gov/news-release/2020/03/29/fema-extends-grace-period-flood-insurance-renewal-premiums.
Flood risks are changing in Fort Bend County. Revised Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps were released on March 29, 2019. Join FEMA, TDI, and others for one of two insurance workshops designed for industry professionals.
This information is valuable to insurance agents, real estate professionals, lenders, builders, and surveyors.
A new United States Geological Survey (USGS) river gauge has been installed at the U.S. 59 bridge and Brazos River. The data will be linked to the Harris County Flood Control website. The rain gauge readings will help the city improve the forecasting of river elevations.
An additional meeting with Fort Bend County Levee Improvement District No. 11 (LID 11) took place on June 26, to discuss the May 7, 2019 rain event.
Watch video from a recent community meeting where staff from the city's Engineering Department and Fort Bend County Levee Improvement District No. 2 (LID 2) discussed the May 7, 2019 rain event.