HOUSTON, TEXAS - The Harris County Flood Control District has been selected by its peers as the first-place winner of the 4th Annual FEMA Cooperating Technical Partners Recognition Program. The District was nominated out of 250 Cooperating Technical Partners. The program recognizes outstanding efforts to identify hazards and increase risk awareness to help advance the goals of the National Mitigation Investment Strategy. Those goals are to show how mitigation investments reduce risk, to coordinate mitigation investments, and make mitigation investment standard practice.
The District has been recognized specifically for its strengths in developing interactive mapping tools, including:
- The Model and Map Management (M3) System
- The Harris County Flood Warning System, which now includes live and historical inundation mapping
- The Flood Education Mapping Tool
- New tools under development as part of the MAAPnext effort
“This is a very proud moment for the Harris County Flood Control District to receive this recognition from FEMA and the CTP Program. Our interactive mapping tools provide quality data that increases public awareness of flood hazard risk and leads to action that reduces flood risk to life and property,” Matt Zeve Executive Deputy Director Harris County Flood Control District.
The CTP Program creates partnerships between FEMA and participating National Flood Insurance Program communities, regional agencies, state agencies, and tribes allowing collaboration in maintaining up-to-date flood hazard maps and other flood hazard information.
ABOUT THE HARRIS COUNTY FLOOD CONTROL DISTRICT
The Harris County Flood Control District provides flood damage reduction projects that work, with appropriate regard for community and natural values. With more than 1,500 bayous and creeks totaling approximately 2,500 miles in length, the Flood Control District accomplishes its mission by devising flood damage reduction plans, implementing the plans and maintaining the infrastructure. For more information about the Flood Control District, visit hcfcd.org or follow us @HCFCD on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest #HCFCDnews.