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Money stalls flood buyouts in Schoharie County

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An effort to buy out dozens of flooded properties could stall if Schoharie County municipalities and homeowners don’t come up with at least $1.7 million in matching funds. The county’s Planning and Development department submitted applications totaling $6.78 million to acquire 44 homes under FEMA’s hazard mitigation grant program administered by the state Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services, according to county senior planner Shane Nickle. Federal disaster declarations that followed tropical storms Irene ...


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