Bellaire is in the Brays Bayou Watershed
For information on FEMA, flood insurance, and the City of Bellaire information, click on the Links Below:
NOTE: Zone AE are areas that have a 1% probability of flooding every year (also known as the “100-year floodplain”), and where predicted flood water elevations above mean sea level have been established. Properties in Zone AE are considered to be at high risk of flooding under the National Flood Insurance Program. Here are the FEMA definitions.
Short review of some misconceptions: Flood_Insurance_Facts
Making Substantial Improvement and Substantial Damage Determinations The substantial improvement rule applies to all properties, not just those that were flooded. Limitations apply to how much can be invested in renovating an older home. How to regulate major additions and other improvements to buildings in the floodplain; how to regulate reconstruction and repairs to buildings that have been severely damaged; Exceptions to the basic rules for some special cases.
Bellaire_Market_Value_Estimator-FEMA – this provides information for the calculation of the value of a structure. Development Services can help you with this calculation.
City of Bellaire Flood Repair Process and FEMA Information: https://www.bellairetx.gov/1399/Flood-Repair-Information
Apply for a Building Permit: Bellaire_Residential_Building_Permit_Application
Flood Repair Permit Process: https://www.bellairetx.gov/DocumentCenter/View/20333
Limitations on rebuilding may apply: https://www.bellairetx.gov/DocumentCenter/View/20341
My Property is Substantially Damaged. What are my options? What_are_my_options
Bellaire is a member of the The National Flood Insurance Program’s (NFIP) Community Rating System (CRS) , a voluntary incentive program that recognizes and encourages community floodplain management activities that exceed the minimum NFIP requirement. Discounts apply to your Flood Insurance premium. You can find Bellaire’s rating here: Community Ratings – page down to Texas.
City of Bellaire Flood_Mitigation_Task_Force_Report_March_2018
Bellaire Flood Hazard Mitigation: https://www.bellairetx.gov/1416/Flood-Hazard-Mitigation-Task-Force
There are videos of the Task Force meeting on the Bellaire web site.
The City of Bellaire may be eligible to receive funding for elevation grants from other entities on your behalf. If your home is or has been elevated you are ineligible for the program. This is a match program and would require funds of at least $30,000 from the homeowner.
Did you suffer any damage from recent flooding? Where are you in the recovery process? What was your experience with the governmental agencies involved, City, State, and Federal? Do you still need assistance? Post your information on the User Comments page.