Two dozen homeowners living along Lake Taneycomo in Branson will have to rebuild their homes if they chose to stay there after the flood. City Planning Director Jim Lawson says damage to 24 homes is more than 50 percent of market value and FEMA says new construction will have to be above April flood levels. Lawson says two dozen folks have been given notice they will have to rebuild their homes if they want to stay. Lawson says in this case that means those homes will have to be elevated between 10 and 12 feet. The April floods left many houses under seven feet of water. Affected property owners with flood insurance can qualify for extra help to cover the expense of compliance with city regulations. Some of those homes were also hit by flooding in 2008.
KTTS in Springfield contributed to this report