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Flood Mitigation In the News

by | Nov 22, 2011 | News & Views

The City of Arlington is in the final phase of a flood mitigation project in response to flooding resulting from Tropical Storm Hermine in September 2010. The project consists of the acquisition and demolition of 49 residential structures and a 14 building, 100-unit condominium complex, all of which were significantly flooded as a result of Tropical Storm Hermine. Three of the acquired residential structures are identified by FEMA as Severe Repetitive Loss properties and another 11 appear on the City’s Repetitive Loss properties list. In order to facilitate and provide a more timely response to the flooded citizens, the $16 million project was funded solely with local funds. The funds are part of a larger stormwater bond program and will be repaid with stormwater utility revenues. The properties segregated three City Parks, but the newly mitigated properties are being incorporated into the existing parks, resulting in nearly 23 acres of additional park lands and a contiguous park area of approximately 82 acres.

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