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FEMA pushing flood buyout program before severe weather strikes

Posted on AllSides June 18th, 2024
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Hurricane season is in full swing, and the Harris County Flood Control District is staying ahead by offering homeowners the choice of applying to the Home Buyout program. The buyout aims to reduce flood damage in flood-prone areas and support communities by relocating residents to higher ground. “The intent of a buyout program is to move people out of harm’s way. In order to do that, we need to relocate at-risk homeowners to safer areas, so they don’t continue to experience flooding,” Federal Emergency Management Agency representative Mark Chester said....

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