More homes removed from flood maps
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) - Fewer Syracuse residents will need to purchase flood insurance after the Federal Emergency Management Agency made a few changes to its map.
136 properties along Onondaga Creek have been removed from flood maps, in addition to more than a 100 more that were already dropped.
FEMA notified the City of Syracuse late Friday afternoon regarding the changes to the flood map.
In all, 892 homes remain on the map. Homeowners included in the flood-plain identified on the maps would be required to purchase costly Federal flood insurance.
The neighborhood is one of the poorest in Syracuse.
The Army Corps of Engineers will arrive later in the month to discuss what steps can be taken to reduce the risk of flooding in the city.
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