Plan to prevent flood damage could cost New Smyrna Beach homeowners

A plan to prevent flood damage in New Smyrna Beach could cost homeowners tens of thousands of dollars.

The city is expected to finalize a nearly $2 million plan on Tuesday.

Homes along the coastal waters will be lifted about eight feet above the ground with concrete pilings. 

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A FEMA grant will cover 75 percent of the cost but the city and homeowners may have to spend over $25,000 to cover the rest.

The construction could also keep people away from their homes for six to eight months.

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