The title of the article is "League City is getting new flood maps", and it's basically an introduction to the fact that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is in the process of remapping Galveston County, apparently in much the same manner as was done for Harris County under an initiative referred to as the Tropical Storm Allison Recovery Project (TSARP; the original FEMA website now re-directs to this Harris County Flood Control District series of pages).
|One of the iconic scenes from Tropical Storm Allison: The Southwest Freeway's depressed section near Montrose. Photo from Wikipedia.|
|Here's a closer-in zoom. Centerpointe is located just to the right of the scale bar.|
You can expect to hear a lot more about this topic both from League City officials and via commercial news media as the mapping project continues to progress. I lived in Harris County several years ago during the adoption of the newer TSARP maps and, whoa, things were tense there for quite some time as folks focussed on how the updated flood hazard designations impacted both existing properties and new development interests. Here is one old Chronicle story (for as long as its URL remains intact) which describes some of what transpired.