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1,000 Nashville residents to find out they’re living in a flood risk zone


The Metro Water Department confirms an estimated 1,000 Nashville residents will be notified that their homes are at a higher risk of flooding.
Updated: Feb. 3, 2022 at 2:46 PM CST
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) - The Metro Water Department confirms an estimated 1,000 Nashville residents will be notified by mail that their homes are deemed to be in an area at a higher risk of flooding.

According to the new maps, the notification comes after a News4 Investigation that identified homeowners who were not in flood plains but are now.

A news release from the city stated that these new flood maps do not place a property in a floodplain but rather identify a high risk of flooding.

However, if someone’s home is deemed to be in a 100 year flood plain (a one percent chance of flooding each year). And the homeowner has a federally-backed mortgage. They will likely be required to have flood insurance.

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