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Relocation options presented to Gays Mills residents

Summer 2008 Summer 2008

GAYS MILLS, Wis. (AP) -- A new federal study says it will cost $1.7 million for flood-ravaged Gays Mills to buy some land north of town and develop it for homes, businesses and government offices.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency recovery study outlines a plan to ensure a better future for western Wisconsin village by asking homeowners and business owners to move to higher ground and out of the flood plain of the Kickapoo River.

The river has flooded twice in two years, forcing evacuations and major losses.

Maura Otis, the co-chair of the committee that called for the study, says the village now has some serious options to move ahead with. She says the biggest hurdle is finding the money to pay for them.

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