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Floodplain Management and Information


 

The City of Wharton would like to ensure that all residents are taking the necessary steps to protect themselves from floods. Regardless of where you live, everyone is at risk for flooding. Now is the perfect time to make sure you are knowledgeable on how to protect yourself and your property for the next major storm.

 

As a public service, residents may obtain flood risk information. The City of Wharton will provide you with the following information upon request:

 

  • Whether a property is located in the Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) as shown on the current Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) of the City.
  • Additional flood insurance data for the general area where a site is located such as the approximate base flood elevation, if shown on the FIRM, prior history of flood and is available possible depth of flooding if it occurs.
  • Flood Insurance literature for residents of the City who are interested in obtaining real estate loans for properties purchased in flood prone areas.
  • Whether a property is located in a floodway. If it is, we will explain the regulatory requirements for developing in a floodway.

 

If you would like to make an inquiry, please provide the street address and, if available, the subdivision, lot and block number.

 

Office Hours:  Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Fridays, 8:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m., except on City Holidays.. You may call City Hall at 979-532-2491 or come by the Building Department at 120 E. Caney Street, Wharton, TX 77488.

 

There is no charge for this service.  The Building Department has completed FEMA Elevation Certificates for buildings that were constructed in the floodplain since 2000 and maintains copies on location.

 

Elevation Certificates

Elevation Certificates are FEMA forms used to rate a structure for flood insurance purposes. They are also needed by Wharton Code Enforcement Department to verify that a structure has been built in compliance with the floodplain ordinance and other regulations. Read More

 

Flood Insurance

Being a community near Colorado River and creeks, several homes and businesses are required to carry a flood insurance policy. The City of Wharton stays up-to-date on current flood maps and legislation which can impact flood insurance rates. Read More

 

Flood Safety & Recovery

Safety is the number one concern when it comes to protecting citizens of Wharton. In order to be adequately prepared for storm events, citizens need to be made aware of some information. It is important to know the difference between flood WATCH and a flood WARNING. Read More

 

Additional Information on Floodplains provided by the City of Wharton:

 

 

 

Links to Flood Information:

City of Wharton
120 East Caney Street
Wharton, Texas 77488
Phone: (979) 532-2491

Wharton Volunteer Fire Department
319 N. Fulton St.
Wharton, Texas 77488
(979) 532-4811 Ext 400

info@whartonfire.com

Wharton Police Department
1407 N Richmond Rd

Wharton, Texas 77488
(979) 532-3131

City of Wharton Civic Center
1924 N Fulton St.
Wharton, Texas 77488
(979) 532-2491 Ext 600
Wharton Emergency Management
1407 N Richmond Rd.
Wharton, Texas 77488
(979) 532-4811 Ext 570
 
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