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Austin city council approves new flood maps

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AUSTIN, Minn. (KTTC) -- New flood maps have some Austin residents paying for flood insurance for the first time.

Monday night, the Austin City Council approved the updated flood plain maps.

The updates are a result of new elevation mapping FEMA conducted after the 2007 floods in southeast Minnesota.

It was just one year after that when Austin was hit by flooding in June of 2008.

The updated maps adjust the flood insurance rates for some residents.

Meanwhile, others residents are starting or stopping insurance payments...depending on whether they fall within the updated flood plains.

The new ordinance and flood plain maps officially take effect next month.

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