Lee Co. leaders get final count on FEMA buyouts

Lee Co. leaders get final count on FEMA buyouts
At least 21 homes are interested in the program. (Source:WALB)
At least 21 homes are interested in the program. (Source:WALB)
The homes interested in the program have until April 15th to apply. (Source:WALB)
The homes interested in the program have until April 15th to apply. (Source:WALB)

LEE CO., GA (WALB) - On Tuesday, Lee County commissioners heard the final count of homes that will be included in a new round of FEMA buyouts.

Owners of 21 homes that have repeatedly flooded signed up to take advantage of the program.

Five qualified property owners declined.

Officials are now working to make sure all the paperwork is submitted before the April 15th deadline.

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