State Level Priority List Ranks Infastructure Projects Above Homeowner Buybacks In 2016 Flood Recovery

By Bobby Bordelon

Despite Greenbrier Valley coming close to the three-year anniversary of the flood of 2016, 34 Greenbrier County families are still waiting for the state to provide them with the funds they need to move forward with their lives.

Unrelated to issues with the West Virginia RISE program and the slum and blight program, the West Virginia Flood Hazard Mitigation program takes 15 percent of funds made available through Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to a state during a natural disaster and requires them to be used on preventing future damage to homes, families, infrastructure, and buildings.

Read more in the Thursday, April 4, 2019, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

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