Letters Sent to Homeowners in Floodplain Around Mall - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Letters Sent to Homeowners in Floodplain Around Mall

Jonesboro, AR - The City of Jonesboro has sent out over 700 letters to potential addresses that may no longer be in the floodplain around the Mall at Turtle Creek.  That's according to Eric Woodruff, the city's Public Works Director.

Woodruff says his office sent out 400 letters to potential address that may no longer be in the floodplain.  The city sent out another 300 letters to property owners.  Some of the homes in the area are rented and may not have reached the property owners.

The letters tell homeowners who live near the Mall at Turtle Creek that they may be eligible to drop their flood insurance.  This only applies to property owners who are paying on a mortgage.  The developers for the mall widened the drainage ditches in the area shrinking the floodplain.  Earlier this month, mall developer Bruce Burrow told city leaders how disappointed he was in the city's efforts to help residents around the mall.  He felt like the city was dragging its feet in not getting the letters out to residents to tell them they may be out of the floodplain and able to save several hundred dollars a year in insurance.

Click here to see the letter sent to homeowners

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Hwy 63 N between Bono, Sedgwick reopened after motorcycle wreck ,

    Hwy 63 N between Bono, Sedgwick reopened after motorcycle wreck ,

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 9:23 PM EDT2017-03-29 01:23:27 GMT
    (Source: iDrive Arkansas.com)(Source: iDrive Arkansas.com)

    Highway 63 North between Bono and Sedgwick has reopened after a wreck shut down the road for about an hour. 

    Highway 63 North between Bono and Sedgwick has reopened after a wreck shut down the road for about an hour. 

  • Gator sighting draws interest

    Gator sighting draws interest

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 7:09 PM EDT2017-03-28 23:09:13 GMT
    Tuesday, March 28 2017 9:19 PM EDT2017-03-29 01:19:40 GMT
    (Source: AGFC)(Source: AGFC)

    The stories about a 12-foot gator at a lake in southwest Arkansas has drawn the interests of residents and state wildlife officials, who offer one piece of advice... leave it alone. 

    The stories about a 12-foot gator at a lake in southwest Arkansas has drawn the interests of residents and state wildlife officials, who offer one piece of advice... leave it alone. 

  • Lack of warnings have people perplexed

    Lack of warnings have people perplexed

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 6:31 PM EDT2017-03-28 22:31:08 GMT
    Tuesday, March 28 2017 9:16 PM EDT2017-03-29 01:16:18 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    A series of storms last week slammed the state with high winds, rains, and tornadoes. 

    A series of storms last week slammed the state with high winds, rains, and tornadoes. 

Powered by Frankly