Leaders of the Village of Viola say they are working to give residents some options to avoid the area’s repeated flooding. W-E-A-U / T-V reports the village has dealt with the problem for decades with floodwaters damaging homes and businesses often. The significant flood four years ago started conversations about what can be done. Construction is now underway on the housing development on the south edge of the village, farther away from the Kickapoo River. Two new apartment complexes are going up and a gas station will be located on the site. Village President Daren Matthes says the work is being done to help people who want to move out of the floodplain. More than three-million dollars’ worth of federal grants are covering some of the costs.

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