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Cameron County was founded in 1848. The
county is named for Captain Ewen Cameron, a soldier during the Texas
As of 2010, the population of Cameron
County is 406,220.
Cameron County receives annual rainfall
averages of 28 inches. Several historic storms affected the area. Hurricane
Beulah crossed the Texas coastline near Brownsville in September 1967 causing
widespread damage. Hurricane Allen’s eye passed directly over Cameron County in
August 1980 and Hurricane Dolly in July 2008 caused widespread flooding. The
county was also affected by Hurricane Alex in June 2010.
County entered the regular National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) in June
For more helpful information, look underResources and Related Links.
For mapping questions, contact the FEMA Mapping Information eXchange (FMIX) – 1-877-336-2627.
For flood insurance questions, call the NFIP Hotline - 1-800-621-3362.(press 2 for insurance)
Coastal Barrier Resources Systems are identified by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and can be viewed here.