• FEMA Buyouts Emptying Pacfic Junction

    6 days ago - By Who TV

    PACIFIC JUNCTION, Iowa - The floods of 2019 have taken their toll on this small Mills County community. Prior to the March 17 flood there were around 210 homes hooked to City sewer in Pacific Junction. This week, there are 45 homes. There are 133 homes on the FEMA buy-out list. Those home owners would be paid a settlement, the home torn down, and made into a permanent green space.
    City Clerk Korrena Nepple said the city has a grant it may use to buy some 30 of those homes, to keep open the possibility, new owners could build and keep more tax payers in town. A local fund has provided money...
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