Tag Archives: flooding

Arlington Working to Help Residents Save Money on Flood Insurance Premiums

Arlington residents can save money on their flood insurance premiums thanks to the efforts led by the City’s Public Works and Transportation Department. Starting now, Arlington residents who have homes in a floodplain designated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) can receive an additional 5%, up to a maximum of…

Residents Encouraged to Prepare for Emergencies During 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. Governor…

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

The City of Arlington’s Public Works and Transportation Department’s Stormwater Management Division congratulates winners of the 2018 “Turn Around, Don’t Drown” Flood Safety Art Contest. Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams and the City Council presented awards to these talented students during the Tuesday, May 8, 2018, evening meeting.1st Place: Selah Mosely Powell from…

Flood Mitigation Project Provides Training Opportunity for Fire Department

The City of Arlington is committed to continually improving the quality of life for of Arlington residents. Part of that ongoing process includes the flood mitigation efforts of the Stormwater Floodplain Division of the Public Works and Transportation Department. This division is responsible for managing comprehensive studies to accurately identify…

Protect Your Property: Learn about Flood Risks, Responsible Building and More

The Stormwater Management Division of the Public Works and Transportation Department is announcing a monthly presentation program to inform our residents about Flood Safety Topics and Stormwater Pollution Prevention Methods. Topics will include flood insurance, property protection, common urban pollutants, building responsibly and much more. Beginning in February, the Stormwater Education…

2nd Annual ‘Turn Around, Don’t Drown’ Art Contest Now Open

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 2nd annual “Turn Around Don’t Drown” art contest, which kicks off January 8 and runs through March 31, 2018,…

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…