2011 flood

Some 2011 Flood Victims Accept FEMA Buyout

Nov 20, 2013
John Paul Henry

McCracken County is purchasing twelve homes located in flood plains with the help of FEMA's Hazard Mitigation Assistance program. 

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  Mayor Bill McDaniel says his city is buying a number of flood-ravaged homes because the state is taking too long to help his citizens. McDaniel says the city council will be voting to commit  $360,000 to purchase ten homes destroyed during major flooding in April of 2011. 


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says the near-historic Mississippi River flood of 2011 caused $2.8 billion in damage and tested the system of levees, reservoirs and floodways like no other flood before it.

The Army Corps released a report Monday saying the Mississippi River and Tributaries system was operated as it was designed to work and was mostly successful in fighting the flood along of the nation's most important inland waterway.