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NEWS BRIEF: City flooding must be dealt with, says Sen. Ossoff

"This is core to our health and our safety"

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Is the City of Atlanta Storm Water Management Act coming to a city near you?

Sen. Jon Ossoff is pushing a bill to address the longstanding issue of flooding in the city of Atlanta. "This is core to our health and our safety," Ossoff said last week. "The City of Atlanta Storm Water Management Act (will) empower the Army Corps of engineers to work with the city to reduce flood risk and improve water quality."

Ossoff added that floods can destroy houses and cost tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars in repairs “and in some cases - if the insurance isn’t there - it can push folks into bankruptcy." Passage of the legislation is still tentative but it’s moving through the committee process. Details: fox5atlanta.com