Map Service Center
Nueces County was founded in 1846. The
county is named for the Nueces River, which flows through the county.
As of 2010, the population of Nueces
County is 340,223.
Nueces County receives annual rainfall
averages of 30 inches. Hurricane Allen in August 1980 caused widespread
flooding when the three-day rainfall totals exceeded 15 inches. In the summer
and early fall of 1916 and 1919, torrential storms decimated parts of the city
of Corpus Christi, instantly turning grand hotels and palatial homes into vacant
lots. The storm in September 1919 was the greatest disaster to hit Corpus
Christi during the 20th century.
Nueces County entered the regular
National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) in September 1972.
For more helpful information, look under Resources 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.