Flood plain boundaries changed in Austin

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AUSTIN, Minn. — After a city council vote, some residents in Austin will now be forced to get flood insurance.

Last night, members voted in favor to move the zoned flood plain.

Because of the changes, 44 structures, including more than 12 homes are now in it.

So folks in those homes are now required to act.

“Say if there is ever a flood event and you’re looking at getting any funding from FEMA for any structure damages, you’re required to have flood insurance,” Community Development Director Craig Hoium said.

He adds about 60 structures were removed as a result of the changes.

The amended regulations and maps will take effect on September 4th.

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