Flood Buyout Program News

Homeowners in South Carolina County Seek Buyout of Flooded Property

More than two dozen Lexington County, S.C., residents are ready to sell their homes rather than repair the flood damage. The State newspaper reported that 28 homeowners are asking county officials to buy and demolish the homes as part of …

In Shickshinny, Penn., Flood-Buyout Program to Continue Through 2014

Donald Hargraves is flooded with nostalgia when he drives past the Shickshinny, Penn., home he owned for more than five decades but doesn’t regret recently selling the property in a flood-buyout program. “I loved my home. If I was younger …

New Jersey Residents Say Flood Buyout Programs Fall Short

State and federal programs offer homeowners in North Jersey’s flood-ravaged areas a buyout. But the combination of red tape and limited funding is keeping many from that promise and a fresh start in a new and drier location. Nelly Della …