Jan. 23, 2016 12:59

FEMA Recognizes City for Drainage Repairs

The city of Ocala, Florida, has received an award from FEMA for its flood mitigation efforts. The city has spent tens of millions of dollars on stormwater management improvements. In one project last year, the city expanded a drainage retention area and upgraded its pumps.

The award is a price reduction in insurance premiums for FEMA flood insurance policyholders in Ocala. Residents living in floodprone areas will receive a discount on FEMA flood insurance of between 10 and 35 percent. The maximum discount FEMA offers is 45 percent.


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