Communities: Know the Risk

Chambers County

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Chambers County was founded in 1858. It is named for Thomas Jefferson Chambers, an early Texas lawyer.

As of 2010, the population of Chambers County is 35,096.

Chambers County receives annual rainfall averages of 49 inches. Several historic storms affected this area, including Hurricane Alicia in August 1983, Hurricane Rita in September 2005 and Hurricane Ike in September 2008.

The south and southwestern portions of the county are situated in the Galveston Bay Area, on the shores of Trinity Bay and East Bay. A small portion of the southeastern area lies on the Gulf of Mexico.

Chambers County entered the regular National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) in June 1983.

For flood insurance questions, call the NFIP Hotline - 1-800-621-3362.(press 2 for insurance)

For more helpful information, look underResources and Related Links.

For mapping questions, contact the FEMA Mapping Information eXchange (FMIX) – 1-877-336-2627.

We are currently updating the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) for coastal Texas. Please visit

Coastal Barrier Resources Systems are identified by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and can be viewed here.