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Galveston County was founded in 1838.
As of the 2010, the population of
Galveston County is 291,309.
Galveston County receives annual
rainfall averages of 47 inches. Several historic storms affected the area. The
devastating hurricane in September 1900 killed as many as 6,000 people and
demolished more than half of the city of Galveston. Hurricane Carla
significantly altered the county in September 1961 and Hurricane Ike devastated
Galveston Island in September 2008, as the eye passed directly over the area.
Galveston County is located on the
plains of the Texas Gulf Coast in the southeastern portion of the state. The
county is bound on the northeast by Galveston Bay, and Clear Creek and Clear
Lake on the northwest. Much of the county covers Galveston Bay and is bound to
the south by the Galveston Seawall and beaches on the Gulf of Mexico.
Galveston County entered the regular
National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) in April 1971.
For flood insurance questions, call the NFIP Hotline -
1-800-621-3362.(press 2 for insurance)
For more helpful information, look under Resources and Related Links.
For mapping questions, contact the FEMA Mapping Information eXchange (FMIX) – 1-877-336-2627
For flood insurance questions, call the NFIP Hotline - 1-800-621-3362.(press 2 for insurance)
Coastal Barrier Resources Systems are identified by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and can be viewed here.