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Acquisition of Floodplain Buildings


Permanently removing structure from the floodplain save lives and money. Acquisition is strictly voluntary with funding available through FEMA grants. Once the structure and property are purchased, it is permanently converted to open space for appropriate public use such as a park.


  • Acquiring and clearing buildings from the floodplain is the best long-term flood protection measure against future flood damages.
  • Converts problem areas into community assets that can provide environmental and recreational opportunities.

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