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Dozens of Waterloo homes added to the flood plain

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -

About 200 property owners on a stretch from Liberty Park to the Cedar River in Waterloo are being urged to buy flood insurance now that they are in the 100-year flood plain.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency began updating flood in 2004. Revisions have been made in about 40 Iowa counties so far.

Real estate agent Marty Stoakes manages several properties in the affected area. He says the addition is frustrating because water never came close to the area during record flooding in 2008.

Waterloo officials were surprised by the changes. City planner Aric Schroeder said the city appealed to the decision to FEMA, which stood by its flood modeling. 

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