Tag Archives: flooding

FEMA Updates Fish Creek and Cottonwood Creek Flood Insurance Maps

The City of Arlington participates in the National Flood Insurance Program which offers flood insurance to homeowners, renters, and business owners if the community agrees to adopt and enforce regulations that meet or exceed FEMA requirements to reduce the risk of flooding. From time to time, the Federal Emergency Management Agency…

City to Begin North Fork Cottonwood Creek Channel Repair in East Arlington

Construction for the first phase of the North Fork Cottonwood Creek Channel Repair project will soon be underway to address the failing channel that runs adjacent to the L’Atrium on the Creek apartment complex in East Arlington. The main purpose of this $1.4 million project is to replace the existing concrete…

Winners Announced in Inaugural “Turn Around, Don’t Drown” Art Contest

The City of Arlington’s Stormwater Management Division would like to congratulate the 2017 “Turn Around, Don’t Drown” Flood Safety Art Contest winners. Grand Prize Winner: Evelyn Nguyen – Ditto Elementary School1st Place: Lochlan Hemminger – Ditto Elementary School2nd Place: Melanie Cardenas – Atherton Elementary School3rd Place: Lily Fratangelo – Ditto Elementary SchoolHonorable…

May 22-26 Declared Texas Flood Awareness Week

While dangerous floods and flash floods are possible throughout the year, they have a higher frequency during spring and summer thunderstorms, tropical storms and hurricanes.  Intense rainfall or slow-moving storms that track over the same areas can cause a rapid rise of water and flash floods can develop within minutes. Both…

New ‘Flood Safety’ Art Contest Announced for Arlington 3rd Graders

Get out your art supplies, it’s contest time! The Public Works and Transportation Department invites third graders from across the city to help raise public awareness about flood safety through art. The inaugural “Turn Around Don’t Drown” art contest, which runs through April 28, 2017, is part of the City’s outreach…

Arlington Receives $879,000 Federal Grant to Reduce Home Flooding

The City of Arlington is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a grant through the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP). This FEMA-funded grant is administered by the Texas Division of Emergency Management.  The grant project includes the purchase and demolition of six homes located within the Sublett Creek floodplain,…

UTA Civil Engineer Creates Phone App to Gather Public Input on Flash Flooding Conditions

D. J. Seo wants you to be his eyes on the weather – and more specifically to be watching for flash floods. The University of Texas at Arlington associate professor of civil engineering has launched a new Android cell phone app called iSeeFlood to encourage the public to file timely reports when…

Be Flood Aware!

There are three primary types of flooding in Texas:  Riverine flooding occurs when rivers, streams, creeks and lakes overflow their banks due to extended periods of continuous rainfall.   Urban or localized flooding is usually caused by issues such as poor lot grading, inadequate drainage infrastructure or blocked drainage structures in…

Presentations Available On Stormwater Flooding and Pollution Prevention

Want to learn how to keep the City’s storm drains and creeks pollution free?The Stormwater Management Division is providing educational presentations about the City’s Storm Drain system and its function in reducing flooding. This outreach program, aimed at homeowners associations, civic and community groups, parent-teacher associations and apartment complex management and…