League City residents will see 25% savings on their flood insurance based on the city’s newly increased rating from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, according to an October 28 news release.
FEMA increased League City’s rating from Class 6 to Class 5 in the National Flood Insurance Program’s Community Rating System, which is a result of League City’s continual flood plain management efforts to reduce flooding losses, according to the release. The subsequent savings on flood insurance are a tangible result of the flood mitigation activities implemented by League City to protect lives and reduce property damage, said William Lesser, FEMA’s community rating system coordinator, in the release.
League City is only the fourth city in Texas to achieve the Class 5 designation, joining Houston, Dallas and Grand Prairie. No Texas cities or counties are rated higher than a Class 5, per the release.
“I commend the determination and efforts of the city’s engineering, floodplain and stormwater management departments to make this rating increase possible,” City Manager John Baumgartner said in the release. “Their commitment to make our community more disaster resistant enhances public safety, property protection, and protects the natural functions of our area’s floodplains.”