Onondaga Creek

Scott Willis / WAER News

About 50 Central New York eighth graders are spending the week conducting experiments and other field work as they learn about the region’s watershed.


FEMA Flood Zones Continue to Raise Flood Insurance Questions

Oct 3, 2016
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Concerned residents on Syracuse's south side say there are still too many unanswered questions about who will have to pay for flood insurance.  FEMA added 876 new properties to the flood zone along Onondaga Creek in August, and that means  homeowners will soon have to start paying up to $2,000 a year.  Syracuse United Neighbors Executive Director Rich Puchalski says recent meetings haven’t been helpful.

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  About 150 families in Syracuse could find out in the next few weeks if they’ll have to pony up as much as $1200-a-year for flood insurance…even though the city doesn’t think they’re in any danger of a flood.