After Hurricane Harvey inundated Southeast Texas, the number of flood insurance policies in the Corpus Christi area increased. But new federal data shows those gains are eroding. 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. 

Across nine counties, the number of policies in effect is down by more than 1,200: Aransas (down five percent as of Sept. 7, 2020, compared to July 2018), Bee (down two percent), Calhoun (down five percent), Jim Wells (down three percent), Kleberg (down three percent), Matagorda (down five percent), Nueces (down one percent), Refugio (down seven percent), and San Patricio (down eight percent). Goliad County experienced a two percent increase in flood policies, and Live Oak County saw a three percent increase.

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