HARLINGEN — New flood maps for Cameron County that went into effect in February may have changed risks for homeowners or business operators.

HARLINGEN — New flood maps for Cameron County that went into effect in February may have changed risks for homeowners or business operators.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is hosting an open house from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Brownsville Event Center to educate county residents about how their risk factors may have increased or decreased.

The information could have an impact on whether flood insurance is needed or whether the new risk map, called Flood Insurance Rate Maps, means a homeowner or business owner could suspend flood insurance with relative confidence.

The flood risk map issued earlier this year found that a large portion of the county was behind a non-accredited levee, which means this area does not meet federal minimum standards.

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