"If that levee stays certified or is recertified, we will not be able to do buyouts," said Ron Davis, a state hazard mitigation officer with the Illinois Emergency Management Agency.
office must do a benefit-cost analysis on the frequency of flooding and severity of the damage to determine whether mitigation, or a buyout, is possible.
"The legal purpose is to prevent future damage," Davis
said, and the buyout is just a side benefit to citizens.
said the fact that buyouts were unlikely has been presented before.
acknowledged, though, that residents and officials may not have been in a position to understand it until now.
said the information has been presented verbally, as well as in a report on Gulfport, Ill.
have been seeking options to help the residents, and presented the buyout as one of those possibilities.
Mr. Davis: 4/3/2009
Well I hate to tell Mr. Davis
the home I lived in was worth alot more that $20,000 and where does he
get off thinking he
knows more than the owner?
(Posted by: Ron Davis)
also said that most of Gulfport did not need a buy out-their homes were not worth more than 20,000