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Horseshoe Bay flood-insurance map available for review

HORSESHOE BAY — A new floodplain map that could have alter some residents’ flood-insurance rates is available for public review at City Hall.

The document, submitted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, is used to define which areas could potentially be threatened by floodwaters during heavy rains, according to the study.

The entire document is available on the city’s Web site, www.horseshoe-bay-tx.gov.

The new map could shift floodplains in the city, with an impact on some residents’ flood or homeowner insurance rates, Development Services Manager Eric Winter said.

The new maps could also will involve changes to city policy. Under federal law, the city must set ordinances governing construction in flood-prone areas.

Without an ordinance, the city wouldn’t be eligible for some types of federal assistance following disasters, officials said.

Residents wishing to appeal the floodplain maps can do so at Horseshoe Bay City Hall, 1 Community Drive off FM 2147.

For information, call (830) 598-9970.