City of Austin continues to buy out Onion Creek flood area

The City of Austin is attempting to buy out all of the properties affected by the Onion Creek flood last year that remain at risk, NBC DFW reported on October 31.

City officials are still implementing demolition works to houses that found in the high-risk flood area. City spokesperson Wendy Morgan stated that they have already negotiated to buy 100 flooded homes, which will be demolished. Watershed Protection Department managing engineer Mapi Vigil stated that over 400 properties still need to be bought by the city due to flood risk. Last Halloween, at least three people died and over 600 properties were damaged by the flooding in Travis County. Some residents remain resistant to moving out of the area.

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