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Flood Buyout Program Heading into 2014

By: Sam Clanton
Posted: Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Nine Taney County property owners approved for FEMA assistance following massive flooding in 2011 will have to wait until next year before they can rebuild their homes.

Planning and Zoning Administrator Bob Atchley reported to commissioners this week…

Bob Atchley G225   :20   “… into next year”

Only 9 properties incurred “substantial damage” in the 2011 floods, according to FEMA, while 29 others sustained “non-substantial damage.”

Local officials began working with FEMA in the so-called flood buyout program back in June of 2011.