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New Flood Map Could Cost Some Pflugerville Residents
A Pflugerville neighborhood will be added to a flood plain. Which means some people will have to pay for additional insurance.
New technology is helping city and county officials update their flood plain maps. And while some homeowners have been removed, others have been added.
Surrounded by wildlife and a soothing stream of water, Gilleland Creek has become an attraction in Pflugerville. But it's this same creek that could cost residents hundreds of dollars.
"There's probably not going to be that much of an uproar until they start paying and then they'll be a tremendous uproar," says homeowner Aleen Connally.
An uproar because the neighborhood near Gilleland Creek has been added to a flood plain and residents will have to buy additional flood insurance,
"Gilleland Creek has been part of a re-study from its mouth at the Colorado River to its head waters in the northwest Pflugerville, Round Rock area," says trey fletcher, Pflugerville's assistant city manager.
The re-study uses new topography technology which gives residents a more accurate look at the flood danger. But for those who already live in the neighborhood it will cost money.
State Farm Insurance Account Representative Hjardist Baldwin says it could go into the thousands depending on how high the risk.
"It is a big deal because you have to have a separate insurance policy and of course if your home is escrowed, it's an increase in your mortgage payment," she says.
The city of Pflugerville does take several measures to help mitigate flood dangers. Because of that, resident are eligible for a discount when they buy flood insurance.
By Lydia Pantazes