- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 23, 2017

YANKTON, S.D. (AP) - The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s proposed revisions to Yankton’s flood plain map could encompass nearly 200 additional properties.

On the flip side, a revision in Rapid City means 224 properties have been removed from that city’s flood hazard area.

Properties within a FEMA flood plain are required to have flood insurance if their mortgage is a federal loan or federally insured loan.

The Rapid City Journal reports the revisions in that city became effective in March. A FEMA official estimates the changes will save residents about $20,000 annually in flood insurance premiums.

The Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan reports that FEMA has given that city two options - adopt the proposed new flood plain map as is or allow the agency to do further study. City officials haven’t yet decided.

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