Flood Insurance Down in Corpus Christi
After Hurricane Harvey inundated Southeast Texas in 2017, the number of flood insurance policies in the Corpus Christi area increased. But new federal data shows those gains are eroding. Texas Insurance Commissioner Kent Sullivan urged homeowners and renters to consider flood insurance. “If you have a policy, you’ll be better off when a flood hits,” Sullivan said. “Buying now could be very important later.” Nearly all Corpus Christi-area counties have fewer federal flood policies in place than two-plus years before, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Across nine counties, the number of policies in effect is down by more than 1,200.