Martin County plan to buy out flooded homes approved by state

Article Posted on November 2, 2020

While the wind made its presence known Monday, the water is never far from anyone's thoughts in Hobe Heights.

After consistent flooding this year, 13 homes have been abandoned.

But those homeowners may now get some relief.

Martin County’s plan to buy those homes, has been approved by the state.

“We applied for three different grants with the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program and we heard last week the Division of Emergency Management at the state level reviewed all of the information we submitted and recommended it to FEMA for funding,” said Martin County Public Works Director Jim Gorton.

The first two grants encompass acquiring the 13 homes targeted.

Appraisals would dictate how much each person would receive.

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