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Lee County survey study still in the works

 By Tayleigh Davis - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -  Lee County commissioners are studying a plan for a new flood zone survey after new areas were added to FEMA's updated flood maps.

That will lead to higher insurance costs for homeowners in those areas. The county may pay for a separate engineering study to assess the flood risk in those areas.

Engineering Director Bob Alexander presented options to commissioners tonight. He received bids from five different companies to do the work. The cheapest was $74,000.

"If you have a house in this new area you would want to know whether you're house is going to be flooded or not and any new developments in zone "A" would require that they be elevated at least three feet from ground level," Alexander said.

Alexander will also take the proposals to the city of Smithville to see if they can help pay for the survey.

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