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  •  Out this way..... after the floods of '93 and '08 (20+ / 0-)

    FEMA/Cities/States started buying out areas that were within the '100 year' flood areas.  IIRC, the offers were for the value of the property before the floods.  In some cases, the property owner had no choice in selling, in the CR flood, I know that there were areas where it wasn't 'mandatory' sell, but the City offered to buy up property.

    I was wondering if this was going to be happening more and more with coastal hurricane areas.

    •  Good point (2+ / 0-)
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      nchristine, Eyesbright

      the FEMA buyouts in the Midwest along the Mississippi included 2146 properties in 1993, half of which would have been flooded again in 2008.

      Orly, it isn't evidence just because you downloaded it from the internet.

      by 6412093 on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 12:45:35 PM PST

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      •  I know that there were some areas that (1+ / 0-)
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        have flooded since the '93 floods where FEMA said the damage didn't meet their threshold, but the community wanted bought out anyway.  Sometimes it happened, sometimes it didn't.  I know of a couple of cases where FEMA said that they were going to buy out, but took their sweet time about it though.  I think that there's only been one case of FEMA saying that they're buying out whether the community wanted to or not.  I can't remember all the details now - it's been nearly 20 years since the '93 floods.  Some of these buy outs weren't the result of the BIG (making national news) floods, but pretty big for the area.

        Yes, there were many communities that were bought out along the Miss after the '93 floods that would have gone under again in the '08 and '11 (Missouri River) floods.  The entire state of Iowa was basically under water in '93.  The '08 got the eastern side of the state and the '11 got the western side.

        Sorry about the poor grammar in my posts.... ;-)

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