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UPDATE: Residents react to watershed project expansion

Local - 11/4/2013 5:12 PM
UPDATE:

Residents in Fayette and Raleigh counties are reacting to a new expansion on a watershed project.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service is launching the second phase of its Dunloup Creek Voluntary Floodplain Buyout Program. People in flood-prone areas of Fayette and Raleigh counties now have another chance to sell their homes to the government.   

Ernie Wickline, a Mount Hope resident and member of the city council who relocated, described how bad the flooding could get.

The sign-up period runs through December 2, and properties that are bought out are placed in public ownership with the Fayette County Commission or the city of Mount Hope.  117 homes have been removed since the program began in 2010, and about 300 remain in the flood plain.

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ORIGINAL: 11/3/13, 9:56 p.m.

BECKLEY - People in flood-prone areas of Fayette and Raleigh counties are getting a chance to sell their homes to the government.  

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service is launching the second phase of its Dunloup Creek Voluntary Floodplain Buyout Program.  The sign-up period runs through December 2, and properties that are bought out are placed in public ownership with the Fayette County Commission or the city of Mount Hope.  117 homes have been removed since the program began in 2010, and about 300 remain in the flood plain.

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