Our Mission


The Comfort Floodplain Coalition was created to explore ways and means of mitigating flooding in the Comfort area and to revise the local floodplain ordinance to account for the historic nature of the community.


Click Here to complete the Hazard Mitigation Action Plan Survey

Doug Miller will be meeting in person with the CFC at 6pm on February 15th at Spinelli's Special Events Venue at 5th & Main.  The general public is always invited.

Kyle Biedermann will be meeting in person with the CFC at 6pm on February 8th at Guenther's Grill on Hwy 473, behind Lowes Central Market.  The general public is always invited.

The CFC sent out a letter to the office of each local candidate
These letters are intended to familiarize each candidate with the goals of the CFC and we invited them to offer a public letter expressing their views on our issues.  We will post their replies, as they arrive.  Some candidates have opted to meet with the public, in person, and videos of these meetings will be made available in our meetings page CLICK HERE to view the original letter to the candidates.
    Don Durden response letter to the CFC
    Brian Scheele response letter the CFC
    Don Durden met in person at a public meeting and the video can be viewed on our meetings page.
    Doug Miller will be meeting in person with the CFC at 6pm on February 15th at Spinelli's Special Events Venue at 5th & Main.
    Kyle Biedermann will be meeting in person with the CFC at 6pm on February 8th at Guenther's Grill on Hwy 473, behind Lowes Central Market.
    Scott B. Barthel response letter to the CFC
    Wes Atkison response letter to the CFC

Upcoming Meeting for the New Year, Jan 8th, 2016
The Comfort Floodplain Coalition will host a public meeting with Kendall County Commissioner Pct 4 candidate Don Durden on Friday, Jan 8, 2016 at 6PM at the VFW hall at 626 Highway 27. According to Emmanuel “Mani” Flatten, spokesperson for the CFC, the mission of the Coalition is to raise the public awareness of the hazards of flooding in the Comfort area and to seek solutions through interaction with local political authorities. All candidates for Kendall County Commissioner Pct 4 and for State legislative representative for District 73 will be given the opportunity to address the Comfort Floodplain Coalition in the near future.  Click Here for the complete meeting announcement.

Click Here to read about the CFC meeting on May 3rd, 2014, with speaker John Hewitt, President of Kerrville's Hewitt Engineering Company and Kerr County floodplain administrator

Click Here to read the CFC report on the Regional Water Supply Facility Planning Grant Meeting in Kerrville on August 5, 2013.

Click Here to read a plea from CFC President Emmanuel Flatten for the benefits of flood mitigation to be considered during the preliminary feasibility study.

Click Here for the photo and meeting minutes of the CFC's presentation to Kerr County Commissioner's Court on January 14, 2013.

6-27-13, DAM UPDATE:  T.W.D.B. Grant Awarded!!!
The Regional Water Panning Grant that was submitted to the Texas Water Development Board in December of last year has been awarded to the signors of the Memorandum of Understanding, agreeing to work together in addressing the region’s water needs. The $69,400 grant will fund preliminary studies into various means to increase water resources in the Hill Country. The two obvious methods, water retention reservoirs & aquifer storage and recovery facilities would offer considerable flood protection to Comfort, especially if they were built with that intended purpose. A third option under consideration, pipelines from Canyon Lake, would offer no mitigation.

The CFC’s duty is to ensure the added flood mitigation benefits of retention structures are recognized and taken into account, when weighing the merits of the various options. We are confident that those entrusted with these decisions will not ignore this opportunity to greatly improve the safety and well-being of so many members of our community, but we must show our continued support for structural flood protection during this time.

We would like to thank the members of the regional collaboration for all their work thus far and all the efforts still to come:

Kerr County, Kendall County, Upper Guadalupe River Authority, Headwaters Groundwater Conservation District, Cow Creek Groundwater Conservation District, and the Kendall County W.C.I.D. Number 1

Click Here to view the minutes of the special meeting of the Kerr County Commissioners Court in which the grant was discussed and the contract was ratified.

WATCH THE MEETING VIDEOS BELOW!!!

         
 

WATCH STATE REP. DOUG MILLER AND COMM. KENNETH RUSCH VISIT WITH THE CFC

 

WATCH LOCAL OFFICIALS JOIN THE CFC FOR AN INFORMATIONAL DISCUSSION PANEL

 

 


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WATCH THE COMFORT FLOODPLAIN COALITION ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING

 

WATCH THE COMPARISON BETWEEN COMFORT AND BOERNE FLOOD HAZARD AREAS

 
 


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FLOOD MITIGATION RESTORES AQUIFERS, AND OFFERS WATER, PROTECTION & BEAUTY

 

GOVERNMENT AND STAKEHOLDER
COLLABORATION IS ESSENTIAL TO SUCCESS

 

   

 

         
 

REP. DOUG MILLER AND CFC PRESIDENT EMMANUEL FLATTEN PRESENT THE ISSUES

 

IN THE SPIRIT OF COLLABORATION, COMM. RUSCH SHARES COUNTY INFO WITH THE CFC

 
     
         
 

CLICK THE MAP TO FIND THE LOCATIONS OF OVER 2,000 TEXAS MITIGATION STRUCTURES

 

MEMBERS SIGN A PETITION URGING KENDALL AND KERR COUNTIES TO COLLABORATE

 
     
         
         
         
 

 

 

Quick Links:

Meeting Schedule

Join the Coalition

Kendall County Flood Ordinance

Comfort FIRM

Flood Glossary

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   CFC petition

 

The Comfort Floodplain Coalition is an ad hoc, volunteer, grassroots group of stakeholders who have banded together to accomplish the mission set out above.  There is no formal structure aside from a volunteer president and committee chairpersons.  The organization has no legal standing, no dues, no qualifications for membership, no bylaws or constitution, and no bank account.  Stakeholders are encouraged to take part in the proceedings of the Coalition either actively or passively.  All meetings are open to the public.  More information about our history, philosophy and methods can be found in the About Us section.