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Local floodplain policy to help protect what matters

Posted Nov. 21, 2018

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Floods can happen anywhere, at any time.

Due to the extensive reported flooding risks citywide outside of the FEMA-regulated floodplain, and the limited resources for reducing these risks, Fort Worth’s Stormwater staff has been working with a community stakeholder group to develop a policy to inform the community of flood risk areas outside of the FEMA regulatory floodplain.

Development of a policy for identifying, communicating about and regulating construction activity in these “local floodplains” would provide city staff and the community with guidance to better protect people and property from flood risks in these areas.

To hear about the draft recommendations for a local floodplain policy and to share feedback, make plans to attend one of these public meetings:

  • Dec. 3, 6:30 p.m., University of North Texas Health Science Center, EAD Building, 3500 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fifth Floor, Room 506.
  • Dec. 6, 6:30 p.m., Diamond Hill Community Center, 1701 N.E. 36th St.

To find out if the area around your home or work is at risk of flooding before the next storm hits, enter your address on OneAddress. Make an informed decision when you take steps to protect what matters.

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Sedona Public Facility Corporation Board of Directors Special Meeting: 5 p.m. Jan. 24, 2019; FWHS Administrative Office Board Room, 1201 East 13th Street, Fort Worth, Texas.
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Ironwood Crossing Public Facility Corporation Board of Directors Special Meeting: 5 p.m. Jan. 24, 2019; FWHS Administrative Office Board Room, 1201 East 13th Street, Fort Worth, Texas.
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Active Transportation Plan Public Meeting: 6 p.m. Jan. 24, 2019; Central Library, 500 West Third St.

Fort Worth Professional Fire Fighters Association Collective Bargaining Negotiations: 1:30 p.m. Jan. 25, 2019; IAFF Local 440 Office, 3855 Tulsa Way, Fort Worth, Texas 76107.
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