ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Orange County said it won’t pay millions of dollars to stop major flooding issues in Gotha.
It’s a problem that’s been going on since last year at homes around five Gotha lakes.
On Tuesday, county staff presented the results of a mitigation study to county commissioners. It shows three mitigation options ranging from $7 million to $18 million, which are expensive and the county won’t be taking measures.
The county plans to hold a community meeting to talk with homeowners in the area about what they can do on their own.
Options include applying for a FEMA grant to elevate their homes.
That application process has to be sponsored and handled by the county, and the county said it will help to do that.
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