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Posted on: October 28, 2020

[ARCHIVED] City’s Floodplain Management Efforts Lead to Class 5 Rating from FEMA


The Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), has increased League City from as Class 6 rating to a Class 5 rating in the National Flood Insurance Program’s Community Rating System. This new rating is a result of League City’s continual floodplain management efforts to reduce flooding losses. It will provide League City residents with a 25 percent savings on their flood insurance.

“This savings is a tangible result of the flood mitigation activities League City implements to protect lives and reduce property damage,” said William H. Lesser, CRS Coordinator with the Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration. 

League City is only the fourth city in Texas to achieve the Class 5 designation. The other three cities are Houston, Dallas, and Grand Prairie. Texas does not have any cities or counties rated higher than a Class 5 at this time.

“I commend the determination and efforts of the City’s Engineering, Floodplain, and Stormwater Management Departments to make this rating increase possible,” said League City Manager John Baumgartner. “Their commitment to make our community more disaster resistant enhances public safety, property protection, and protects the natural functions of our area’s floodplains.”

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