Sims Bayou Projects Remove Floodplain Designation from 4,400 Plus Properties in South Houston/Harris County

5/18/2016
Revisions to flood insurance rate map will mean rate reductions for many homes. 

Following recent completion of federal and regional flood damage reduction projects, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved a major floodplain remapping effort that that will remove the floodplain designation from approximately 4,400 homes and businesses in the Sims Bayou watershed within the City of Houston. Effective May 18, this change will lead to significant flood insurance rate reductions for many property owners in this area. 
Changes to the effective Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM or floodplain map) affect areas adjacent to Sims Bayou from just downstream of Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard to just downstream of Carlsbad Street. 

To view the map from this Press Release from the Harris County Flood Control District go to: https://www.hcfcd.org/press-room/current-news/2016/05/sims-bayou-projects-remove-floodplain-designation-from-4-400-plus-properties-in-south-houstonharris-county/