FAST & FIRST – FEMA mandated floodwall inspection will hit city finances hard

May 9, 2014

City officials took early action to comply with a federal mandate that will mean a big hit on the upcoming city budget.

Mayor Darren West told council members that under a Federal Emergency Management Act requirement, the city has until the fall of 2015 to have the city’s floodwall inspected and certified.

West noted that failure to do so would mean that homeowners inside the city limits would have to purchase flood insurance.

“If we fail to do this, on paper it would look like we don’t have a floodwall,” he said.  The content you are trying to view is available only to subscribers. Please log-in or go to Register to subscribe today!

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