In 2016-2017, the City of Rockport worked closely with Texas Sea Grant to develop a floodplain management plan, which will be presented to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the establishment of a community rating. The Community Rating System (CRS) is a voluntary incentive platform, under the National Flood Insurance Program, that recognizes communities for implementing floodplain management practices that exceed the Federal minimum requirements of the NFIP to provide protection from flooding.
In exchange for a community's proactive efforts to reduce flood risk, policyholders can receive reduced flood insurance premiums for buildings in the community. A series of meetings, workshops and a community survey have already taken place. Below are the current findings:
State of the Community. An overview of the city, including its demographics, economy, environment and other relative factors.
Community Survey Synthesis. Results of the Flood Management Survey undertaken in Summer 2016. Evaluates community's awareness of flooding impact and flood plain management.
Alternate Development Scenarios. Analyzes various hypothetical development scenarios that may occur and their impact on numerous factors including flooding, water demand and infrastructure.