8,000 peninsula residents no longer need flood insurance
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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