Communities: Know the Risk

Kleberg County

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Kleberg County was founded in 1913. The county is named for Robert J. Kleberg, an early settler to the area.

As of 2010, the population for Kleberg County is 32,061.

Most of the county's land lies within the famed King Ranch and extends into neighboring counties.

Kleberg County receives annual rainfall averages of 26.5 inches. The eye of Hurricane Brett passed southwest of the county in August 1999. The area was also affected by Hurricane Alex in June 2010. Local drainage issues also cause flooding issues during smaller storm events.

Kleberg County entered the regular National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) in August 1971.

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.