At this time, flood insurance is not mandatory. The FCLID Board highly recommends every property owner within the District purchase flood insurance. Flooding is not covered by homeowner insurance policies, but can be purchased through FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Please contact your insurance agent to learn about NFIP. Recent Gulf Coast storms have demonstrated that flood insurance can be valuable for recovering from a flood loss. The FCLID Board of Directors and their attorney will continue to monitor any proposed legislation regarding changes to the NFIP that may impact District residents.
During heavy rain events it is advisable NOT to park vehicles in the street or set out trash bins. Our streets are designed as part of the overall drainage system for the District, and you should expect water to drain through the streets before it drains out of the District.
November 5 is election day. Early voting is October 21 – November 1. Depending on your precinct, there are one or more bond elections addressing drainage. Affecting all members within FCLID is Ft. Bend County’s Proposition A – $83 million in drainage bonds. If approved by voters, the proposed drainage projects would allow county officials to leverage approximately $233 million in flood projects using matching funds from federal sources to repair damages from the 2015, 2016 and Hurricane Harvey floods.
As always, encourage neighbors to sign up at www.firstcolonylid.org for email and text alerts. Updates on District news and projects can be found on the website as well.