West Virginia County Buying Flood-Prone Homes

May 25, 2012

The Wayne County, West Virginia, Commission is acquiring more than a dozen flood-prone homes in Spring Valley.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is providing a $1.2 million Hazard Mitigation Grant for the project. The state will provide $500,000.

County Administrator Brett Jonmes told WSAZ-TV that the homes will be demolished and the properties will become green spaces.

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