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Contact: JOEL KERTOK
Phone: (817) 598-6166
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 21, 2019
MAKE SURE THE PROPERTY YOU ARE BUYING IS NOT IN A FLOODPLAIN
With the rapid growth Parker County is experiencing, Parker County Floodplain Coordinator Ryen Mowrey has an important reminder for those looking to purchase or develop land.
Special Flood Hazard Areas occur in certain areas of the county, which means they are regulated under the National Flood Insurance Program.
“I would like to remind everyone who is looking to purchase or develop property in Parker County to take into consideration the special flood hazard areas,” Mowrey said. “The additional requirements for developing these areas legally can lead to unforeseen costs as well as construction delays. Beginning development in these areas without a floodplain development permit can lead to daily fines being assessed.”
Mowrey said another important factor to remember is that just because property is not located near a body of water does not mean it is not in a designated flood plain.
Checking property to see if it is in a designated flood plain is easy. Residents can check with FEMA on their website for maps by visiting www.fema.gov and additional information can be found on the Parker County website under the permitting department page at www.parkercountytx.com.
Residents can also contact the permitting department directly by calling 817-598-6141 or emailing Ryen Mowrey at email@example.com