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Flood Insurance
Flooding around a homeTypical homeowners insurance does not cover damages due to rising water. The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) was created by Congress is 1968 to enable property owners in participating communities to purchase insurance protection based on risk from the government to guard against losses due to flooding.

Participation in the NFIP is based on an agreement between local communities and the federal government. Under this agreement a local community agrees to adopt and enforce floodplain management ordinances to reduce future flooding risks to new construction within the floodplain. In return, the federal government will make flood insurance available within the community as a financial protection against flood losses. The City of Grapevine participates in the National Flood Insurance Program.

Within the City of Grapevine administration of the National Flood Insurance Program, floodplain mapping, and development within the floodplain is managed through a floodplain administrator within the Public Works Department. For more information on how Grapevine administers the flood insurance program see the public works flood insurance website.  

National Flood Insurance Program and Flood Insurance links of interest:

FEMA National Flood Insurance Program

Flood Smart 

Map Service Center - Flood Insurance Rate Maps 

Texas Water Development Board - NFIP Community Resources