LEE CO., GA (WALB) - Lee County will be buying the often flooded houses of 15 Lee County homeowners, and turning their properties into green space.
The county has been selected to receive the 2016 Hazard Mitigation Grant awarded by FEMA for repetitive loss properties.
The Lee board of commissioners identified 19 properties that suffered repeated severe loss in flood plains.
Fifteen properties qualified for acquisition and demolition, at a cost of $2.4 million.
Here is the list:
- 288 Cypress Point Circle
- 523 Creekside Drive
- 549 Creekside Drive
- 583 Creekside Drive
- 604 Creekside Drive
- 637 Creekside Drive
- 650 Creekside Drive
- 684 Creekside Drive
- 786 Creekside Drive
- 802 Creekside Drive
- 154 Dogwood Lane
- 184 Foxworth Drive
- 282 Kinchafoonee Creek
- 137 Sapp Road
- 171 Sapp Road
Lee Co-County Manager Christi Dockery is eager to help those people who have seen the worst of flood damage in their homes.
"Citizens come to us when they've been flooded and they want to participate in this program. And so we have been eager to help them and assist them to get this buyout," said Dockery.
Dockery encourages more people whose homes were built before 1991 on a flood plain and have experienced flood damage to apply on the Lee County website.
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