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8,000 peninsula residents no longer need flood insurance

Friday, June 01, 2012
San Mateo and Foster City homes

Nearly 8,000 homeowners in San Mateo and Foster City will no longer have to buy flood insurance. (KGO Photo)

Nearly 8,000 homeowners in San Mateo and Foster City will no longer have to buy flood insurance, thanks the improvement of a levee that protects their properties.

This comes after a local flood control district helped raised $7.5 million to upgrade levees and flood walls.

Work on the project finished in March, ahead of schedule and under budget.

The work became necessary more than a decade ago when FEMA re-classified some areas of San Mateo County as being in special flood zones.

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