What is Atlas 14?

The National Weather Service has completed a historical rainfall study, called Atlas 14. This study incorporated approximately 100 years of rainfall data in Texas, which shows that Fort Bend County and the City of Sugar Land are likely to experience an increase in the frequency of intense rainfall events.

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1. What is Atlas 14?
2. Why is it necessary to adopt the Atlas 14 rainfall frequency values?
3. Who is affected by the implementation of Atlas 14?
4. What is coincidental ponding?
5. Are homes built to the new standards going to produce flooding in adjacent properties?
6. What is the City doing to mitigate the impact of increased rainfall frequencies?
7. How do I find out what areas of town will be affected?
8. Is my flood insurance rate going to increase?
9. Is my home at a higher risk of flooding?